Southern Power, Renewable Energy Systems Americas to Develop 3 GW of Wind Power

By Editors of Power Engineering

Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, announced a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas to develop and construct 3,000 MW of wind power across 10 projects.

The projects, which are slated to begin operations between 2018 and 2020, will incorporate wind turbines from Siemens and Vestas. RES will be the lead developer and balance-of-plant provider.

“Southern Power has a long-standing history of partnering with major equipment manufacturers and developers while growing one of the nation’s largest wholesale green energy portfolios,” said Southern Power President and CEO Buzz Miller. “We now have priority access to a robust, visible development pipeline and a supply chain for turbines from two premier technology providers, reinforcing our focus on wind energy investments over the next several years.”

Locations of the proposed developments were not specified. Currently, Southern Power owns or is developing 2,700 MW of renewable generation across 33 solar, wind and biomass facilities.

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