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RES Americas Completes 166-MW Hackberry Wind Project

Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) announced the completion and start-up of commercial operations of its Hackberry Wind Project, a US $350 million wind farm in Shackelford County, Texas. RES Americas is the developer, construction contractor and operator of the project. The company shares ownership of the wind farm with GE Energy Financial Services a unit of GE.

Austin Energy will purchase the power produced by Hackberry, moving the City of Austin closer to its goal of securing 30% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The project consists of 72 Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of 166 megawatts (MW). The energy will be used by residents of the City of Austin and surrounding communities.

RES Americas began construction on the project in January 2008 and it was finished less than a year later in December 2008, on-time and under budget, GE said.

“This project increases the U.S. production of renewable energy, and GE is pleased to be a participant, along with RES Americas,” said Kevin Walsh, managing director and leader of renewable energy at GE Energy Financial Services. “Continued support from local and federal governments is necessary to sustain the wind industry and facilitate more of these projects.”


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