|Wind facility expansion in northeast CO completed|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
The expansion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility is complete, with the Colorado Highlands Wind project now capable of generating 91 megawatts of electricity for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.
The facility originally came on-line in December of 2012, with 42 1.6-megawatt GE turbines able to produce 67 megawatts of power. The expansion, which was announced in April and began construction in July, consists of an additional 14 1.7-megawatt GE turbines, increasing the facility’s total current capacity by 36 percent.
Tri-State has a 20-year power purchase agreement to receive all the electricity and environmental attributes from the wind farm, which is jointly owned by Alliance Power, Inc. of Littleton and GE Energy Financial Services of Stamford, Conn. It is located on 6,640 acres in northeast Colorado’s Logan County, in the service territory of Tri-State member co-op Highline Electric Association.
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