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Renewable Energy Systems (RES) has announced that its global construction portfolio of power projects has exceeded 8,000MW.

Out of the total portfolio, over 6,000MW of power projects are located in North America, while Ontario has 36,000MW of installed capacity of all generation types and Quebec has 40,000MW.

The company said that its two subsidiaries, Renewable Energy Systems Canada (RES Canada) and Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas), have a combined construction portfolio of over 6,200MW of wind projects and more than 100MW of solar projects in the US and Canada.

Both firms have also constructed 534 miles of overhead and transmission lines.

In 2013, RES Canada completed Alberta’s largest wind farm, the 150MW Halkirk wind project in Alberta, for developer Capital Power.

The company has also broke ground on the 270MW South Kent windfarm in Ontario for developers Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy.

RES Americas president and CEO Susan Reilly said the North American wind industry has seen significant growth in the ten years, during which the company supported a low-carbon future, energy independence, economic development and job creation.

In 2012, global wind power grew by almost 20% to reach over 282GW of installed capacity, according to the Global Wind Energy Council. Of the 44.7GW of worldwide installed capacity that year, the US and China deployed 13GW each.

"We look forward to continuing our efforts to shape public policy for renewable energy in North America," Reilly added.

In the UK, RES currently has over 1GW of onshore wind energy either constructed, under construction or approved.

Image: Renewable Energy Systems Canada and Renewable Energy Systems Americas have combined construction portfolio of over 6,200MW of wind projects. Photo: Courtesy of