Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a developer of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the Americas, and Goldwind Americas announced authorization of notice to proceed (NTP) on construction for the Rattlesnake Wind Project located in McCulloch County, Texas. The 160-MW project was acquired by Goldwind, a provider of wind-turbine technology and energy solutions, from RES in May of 2016.
The Rattlesnake Wind Project will be RES’ 18th wind project in the state of Texas, and the first in partnership with Goldwind Americas.
The development will consist of 64 Goldwind 2.5-MW Permanent Magnet Direct-Drive 109-m turbines. Rattlesnake will be Goldwind’s largest U.S. wind project.
“RES is proud to have already constructed nearly 15% of the total wind power capacity in Texas. Together, with Goldwind Americas, we are creating jobs, reducing emissions and delivering economic benefits to local communities,” said Ivor Catto, Chief Executive Officer of RES.
Rattlesnake Wind was developed and will be constructed under a Balance of Plant agreement by RES. Goldwind Americas secured financing for the project from Berkshire Hathaway Energy and Citi, a first of its kind for a Chinese wind energy technology company.
Rattlesnake was developed in coordination with local stakeholders and 32 participating landowners. The project has tax incentive agreements in place with McCulloch County, McCulloch County Hospital District, Brady Independent School District (ISD), and Lohn ISD.