OCAS and RES Americas form partnership

Vienna, Va., August 24, 2010 — OCAS, Inc. and RES Americas announced a regional exclusive partnership that allows RES to market, distribute and install the OCAS Wind Turbine Collision Avoidance System in North America.

The regional exclusivity covers the northwest states of Oregon and Washington, and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

The OCAS solution keeps wind farm strobe lights off at all times unless an aircraft is detected on an unsafe heading toward the wind turbines.

The patented OCAS warning system is mounted on the turbine tower to detect approaching aircraft and activates the turbine strobe lights for a primary visual warning as required by the FAA and Transport Canada.

If the aircraft does not take measures to avoid the turbines, a secondary audio warning is delivered to the pilot’s radio. By keeping the system off until an aircraft is detected, OCAS leaves skies free from light pollution, decreasing public annoyance, lowering the visual impact of the wind project while increasing safety for the aviation community.

The OCAS solution is the first and only Aircraft Detection System or Audio Visual Warning System approved and tested by Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration for use in Canada and the U.S.

Renewable Energy Systems Canada, Inc. was founded in 2003 and is based in Montreal, Quebec. RES Canada is active with the development and construction services in most Canadian provinces.

Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc. (RES Americas) is renewable energy company that develops, constructs, owns, and operates projects across the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

RES Americas has more than 4,800 MW of construction projects, which represent about 10 percent of the operating installed wind capacity in the U.S., and has over 12,500 MW in development. RES Americas’ corporate office is located in Broomfield, Colo. with regional offices located in Austin, Texas, Portland, Ore., and Minneapolis, Minn.

 

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