Broomfield, Colo., February 21, 2012 — Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has completed the Crossroads Wind Farm.
Located in Dewey County, Oklahoma, the 227.5 MW project consists of 95 Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines and three Siemens 3.0 MW direct-drive turbines. Substantial completion was reached at the end of 2011.
RES Americas invested millions during the development and construction phases of the Crossroads Wind Farm, resulting in many benefits to the state and local community.
During the 12-month construction period the project had an average of 150 people working on site each day, for a total of 650 temporary construction jobs. The project also created 10 permanent jobs.
The Crossroads Wind Farm will produce enough electricity to power about 70,000 average homes and will offset about 400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
The Crossroads Wind Farm marks the first wind project RES Americas has developed in Oklahoma. The company also served as the balance of plant contractor, maintaining construction rights when it sold the project to Oklahoma Gas & Electric in August 2010.