Madison, Wis., February 23, 2011 — Granite Reliable Power LLC, a partnership of Brookfield Renewable Power, Inc. and Freshet Wind Energy, LLC, have selected RMT, Inc., a renewable energy engineering and construction company, to construct its Granite Reliable wind farm.
RMT has commenced construction on the 99-MW project located in Coos County, New Hampshire.
"We are pleased to have started construction of the Granite Reliable wind farm. This project brings numerous benefits to the region, and it is important that it be built by a company with proven experience. RMT fits that bill, and we look forward to working together to safely construct this wind farm," says Mr. Kim Osmars, Chief Operating Officer of Brookfield Renewable Power's U.S. Operations.
The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and turbine foundations. The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5-kV overhead and underground collection system, a 5.8-mile 115-kV overhead power line, a substation, and interconnection to the Public Service of New Hampshire system. RMT is also responsible for tower erection and construction of a 5,000 SF operations and maintenance building.
Once completed, Granite Reliable will be the largest utility-scale wind facility in New Hampshire, and will have the capacity to power about 25,000 homes annually. The facility is expected to commence commercial operation by the end of the year.