Through a third-party bidding process, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has been awarded the balance-of-plant construction contract for the Copenhagen Wind Project, located in Jefferson and Lewis counties in upstate New York.
A notice to proceed was given on May 24, and construction will begin on the 80 MW project in August. The wind farm, owned and developed by EDF Renewable Energy, is expected to be completed in November 2018.
The Copenhagen Wind Project will comprise 40 Vestas V110 2.0 MW turbines. RES will also construct an approximately nine-mile, 115 kV transmission line, terminating at a newly constructed substation located along an existing National Grid-owned transmission line.
“Copenhagen will be RES’ first wind project constructed in the state of New York, and we are pleased to be contributing to the economic benefits this project will provide to the community,” says Jason Zingerman, vice president of construction for RES in the Americas. “This project is another step forward towards our goal of a low-carbon future for all and adds to our proud track record of working alongside EDF Renewable Energy.”
During peak construction, Copenhagen will support 120 jobs, notes RES. The project will also offset 177,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.