Since 2003, RES Canada has played a central role in the Canadian renewable energy, transmission development, and energy storage markets. With offices in Montréal, Quebec and Oakville, Ontario, we offer a full range of services including all aspects of project development, electrical and civil engineering, construction finance, EPC and BOP/BOS construction, and operations and maintenance.
As an integrated constructor and developer, RES Canada is uniquely well-positioned to meet the requirements and sensitivities of our projects’ host communities, whether they be from municipalities, First Nations, or governmental authorities. We have also successfully met stringent domestic content requirements in Quebec and Ontario, as well as First Nation expectations for participation during project development and construction.
Significant RES Canada achievements include:
- Selection by Wataynikaneyap Power (A First Nation owned company) as its co-development partner along with Fortis Ontario. The project would construct and own a new 300km transmission line to Pickle Lake and a second phase to connect 16 remote First Nation communities north of Pickle Lake and Red Lake with an estimated 1500km of new transmission line. The total estimated capital cost is $1.35 billion ($2015).
- Selection in 2014 by Hydro-Québec for 147.2MW of wind power in the 450MW community tender. RES Canada will complete development and will supervise construction of the Mont Sainte-Marguerite project.
- Selection by Hydro-Quebec for 1054MW of projects in two tenders (2008, 2010), where RES acted as development and construction partner within the ownership consortium.
- Selection by the Ontario Power Authority for two 99MW projects under its RES III Request for Proposals. RES Canada developed, constructed, and operated both wind farms, which became operational in 2011.
- Completion of the first 10MW solar project in 2012 under the Ontario FIT program and a further 70MW of utility-scale solar for various clients.
- Construction of Ontario’s largest wind farm in 2014, the 270MW South Kent facility in the municipality of Chatham-Kent.
- Construction of 4MW (8MW range)/2.6MWh lithium battery system in 2014. This provides frequency regulation to the IESO system in Ontario