Renewable Energy Systems to install BOS for SunEdison’s Comanche project

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) was selected by SunEdison to construct the 156 MW DC Comanche Solar project located seven miles southeast of Pueblo, Colo. RES will install the plant’s balance of systems.

RES AmericasSince 1997, RES has been providing development, engineering, construction and operations services to the utility-scale wind, solar, transmission and energy storage markets across the Americas. The company employs more than 500 full-time professionals and has over 8,000 MW of utility-scale renewable energy and energy storage projects and constructed more than 650 miles of transmissions lines throughout the U.S., Canada, and Chile. RES’ corporate office in Canada is located in Montreal, Quebec, with regional offices located in Oakville, Ontario.

RES has developed and/or built over 10 GW of renewable energy capacity worldwide, has an asset management portfolio exceeding 1 GW, and is active in a range of renewable technologies including onshore wind, solar, energy storage, transmission, and demand side management.

Developed by SunEdison, the Comanche project will generate more than 300 GWh of energy a year for the customers of Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), a subsidiary of Xcel Energy. The project will utilize photovoltaic technology equipped with single axis trackers, following the sun’s path to optimize production.

PSCo, which services more than 1.4 million customers, will purchase electricity generated by the solar power plant under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SunEdison. The PPA was awarded through an open solicitation in which Comanche Solar was selected over other sources of energy, including natural gas.

Comanche Solar will be the second renewable energy project constructed by RES in Colorado, where the company is headquartered. In 2011, RES built the 250 MW Cedar Point wind facility located in Limon, 80 miles outside of Denver.

 

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