In the United States, commissioning of the first wind turbines at the 150 MW Hopkins Ridge project in Washington State takes developer Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) past the 1 GW milestone for wind capacity. The British company believes it may be the first in the world to have developed and built over 1 GW of wind. Its completed portfolio comprises projects in the United States, France, Ireland, UK, Portugal and Jamaica -- and includes one of the world's largest wind farms, the 300 MW King Mountain wind farm in Texas. With several thousand megawatts of wind on its books at various stages of development, RES has one of the largest portfolios of any wind farm developer, it says.
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