Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects in the U.S. and Canada, is pleased to announce that it has signed a power purchase agreement with Cooperative Energy for 100 MW of solar energy from its Delta’s Edge project in Carroll County, Mississippi.
The Delta’s Edge Solar facility is a 652-acre site located six miles east of Greenwood. RES will design develop and construct the solar plant. The project will create approximately 350 jobs during peak construction and will hire local labor whenever possible. Once operational in 2021-2022, the solar project will generate enough clean energy to power nearly 16,400 homes annually.
“Working with partners like Cooperative Energy who are committed to providing affordable, reliable renewable energy is exciting,” said Graham Reid, RES’s CEO for the Americas. “We are pleased to bring solar energy to Cooperative Energy’s members.”
“Our continued investment in utility scale solar generation represents a significant commitment to our members to provide them with affordable, reliable, and environmentally-friendly electricity,” said Jim Compton, Cooperative Energy’s president and CEO. “Delta’s Edge will be the largest solar generation plant in Mississippi and will employ the most advanced solar technology available”
RES is the world’s largest independent renewable energy company active in a range of technologies including onshore and offshore wind, solar, energy storage and transmission and distribution. At the forefront of the industry for the last 35 years, RES has delivered more than 16 GW of renewable energy projects across the globe and supports an operational asset portfolio exceeding 3.5 GW worldwide for a large client base. RES employs more than 2,000 people and is active in 10 countries.