Renewable Energy Systems (RES) is set to move forward with the construction of the Copenhagen Wind Project in New York.
Located in Jefferson and Lewis Counties in upstate New York, the 80MW project is developed and owned by EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles.
The wind project will use 40 Vestas V110 2.0MW turbines. RES will also construct a nine-mile, 115kV transmission line that will end at a newly constructed substation located along an existing National Grid owned transmission line.
Upon completion, the project will offset 177,000 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions annually which is equivalent the greenhouse gas emissions from 37,500 passenger vehicles driven in one year.
Construction will commence in August 2017 while the project completion is scheduled in November 2018. The Copenhagen Wind Project will create 120 jobs during peak construction period.
RES Americas vice president of construction Jason Zingerman said: “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.
“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.”