RES Distributed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a leader in the development, engineering, construction, and operation of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects across the globe, is pleased to announce an agreement with Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) to develop, construct and manage a 15 MW distributed portfolio of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the Texas Hill Country. PEC, established in 1938, is one of the largest member-owned electric cooperatives in the United States and is headquartered in Johnson City, TX.
The Pedernales Electric Community Solar Project will consist of fifteen sites across PEC’s service territory with each site hosting up to 998 kW solar array. Construction of the facilities will begin later this year and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.RES announced its entry into the distributed energy market in 2015 to offer customer-sited, community solutions for local utilities through the use of solar, energy storage, and demand side management technologies. The PEC agreement is a significant milestone for RES Distributed as the project will be one of its largest solar portfolios to date.
“RES Distributed is pleased to work alongside PEC to support member interest in distributed generation and embrace reliable and sustainable energy,” said Tom Duckett, President, RES Distributed. “This project demonstrates an innovative, customer-sited energy solution that RES Distributed will deliver using our 20 years of development, construction and energy management experience.””PEC is excited to partner with RES for its community solar program,” said Ingmar Sterzing, PEC’s vice president of Power Supply and Energy Services. “Once completed, these installations will allow all interested members to directly participate in a solar program that will provide the Cooperative with a cost-effective rate for all its member-owners.”
RES has constructed 300 MW of solar power in the Americas, 70 MW of which are in the Central Texas region. RES Distributed plans to utilize resources and services that are available locally, collaborating with PEC, local organizations, subcontractors, and vendors to assist in the execution of the project.PEC will purchase output from the multi-site facility once it is brought online in 2017 under a long-term power purchase agreement signed with RES Distributed.