Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has begun construction on EDP Renewables North America’s (EDPR NA) Redbed Plains Wind Farm in Oklahoma, US.
Located in Grady County, just southwest of Oklahoma City, the wind farm will feature 48 Siemens Gamesa turbines. It will have an installed capacity of 99.1MW.
RES said that an interconnection agreement for the project has been finalised with American Electric Power (AEP).
Construction on the wind farm is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2017. The project will create about 250 jobs during the peak construction period.
With the completion of the latest project, RES will have developed and/or constructed more 1,100MW of wind energy in Oklahoma.
RES senior vice president of construction Jason Zingerman said: “Redbed Plains marks a significant milestone for RES, as it is our eighth wind project in Oklahoma.
“We look forward to continued work with landowners and major stakeholders to bring the economic benefits of renewable energy to the Sooner State.”