August 5, 2019 | Press Releases
Hinesburg, VT, USA – NRG Systems, Inc. has announced that Red Horse 2 in Cochise County, Arizona, has installed Bat Deterrent Systems on all 15 of its turbines. Located 80 miles east of Tucson, Arizona, Red Horse 2 is one of the first combined wind and solar projects in the United States.
Red Horse 2 is owned and operated by D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), the first commercial adopters of NRG’s Bat Deterrent System. DESRI previously installed Bat Deterrent Systems on all 30 turbines at its Kawailoa Wind facility in Hawaii.
Bryan Martin, Chief Executive Officer for DESRI said, “After a smooth procurement and installation process at Kawailoa Wind, we are excited to be deepening our commitment to wildlife conservation, as well as our collaboration with NRG Systems, by implementing this pioneering technology at Red Horse 2.”
Brita Woeck, Environmental Compliance Officer for Red Horse 2, said, “Our goal has always been to minimize the impact of renewable energy production on surrounding habitats. By installing NRG’s Bat Deterrent Systems at Red Horse 2, we are hopeful that we can further reduce bat take at the farm.”
Brogan Morton, Senior Product Manager at NRG Systems, said, “DESRI has been a strong ally for us and we are eager to help them protect bats. It is exciting to see our vision of how the wind industry can play a part in bat conservation coming to life.”
Energy generated at Red Horse 2 is purchased by Tucson Electric Power and is playing a key role in helping the utility achieve its goal of getting 30% of its electricity from renewables by 2030.
A growing number of wind farms are seeking solutions to bat fatalities that NRG’s pioneering bat deterrent technology can address.
About NRG Systems, Inc.
NRG Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), revolutionized the way wind resource assessment was done more than 36 years ago. Today, this heritage of innovation drives everything they do. The company is dedicated to designing and manufacturing smart technologies for a more sustainable planet – that means more renewable energy, cleaner air, and a safer environment for all. Their measurement systems, turbine control sensors, and Lidar remote sensors can be found in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit nrgsystems.com.
About Red Horse 2
In operation since 2015, the Red Horse 2 combined wind and solar project is located in Cochise County, Arizona. Red Horse 2 is owned and operated by D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments.