in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

NextEra Energy Resources held a dedication ceremony this week for the company's Limon I and II Wind Energy Centers.

The 400 MW facility, located about 90 miles southeast of Denver, comprises two 200 MW projects that are spread across more than 55,000 acres in Colorado's Arapahoe, Elbert and Lincoln counties.

Each project consists of 125 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines. In addition to the wind farms, an approximately 45-mile-long, 345 kV transmission line was built to interconnect the wind farms to the Missile Site substation in Arapahoe County.

The projects are owned and will be operated by affiliates of NextEra Energy Resources. All of the power from both projects is being sold to Xcel Energy under long-term contracts.

"Wind energy harnessed in Colorado and across the country has to be part of any true all-of-the-above strategy that moves us closer to energy independence," said U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo. "That is why we should extend the production tax credit to promote wind energy that leads to private-sector investment like this one, new manufacturing jobs and a clean source of domestic energy.”



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Sen. Grassley Makes Another Legislative Push For Wind PTC Extension

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, a long-time wind power advocate, recently made an effort to bring attention to the importance of a production tax credit extension.


Alberta Breaks Wind Power Record, Then Does It Again

Last week, the Alberta Electric System Operator recorded new wind production peaks in the Canadian province - highlighting how well the grid integrated the renewable energy.


Federal Appeals Court Finds Obama's Wind Farm Decision Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government violated the constitutional rights of Chinese-owned Ralls Corp. when ordering the divestment of four Oregon wind farms.


Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

According to a recent government report, renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, continue to dominate new electric generating capacity.


Suzlon Facility Lends Key Assist In Developing 'The Wind Technicians Of Tomorrow'

The turbine manufacturer’s Elgin, Ill.-based training facility is the culmination of a program that puts a new twist on a proven method of instruction.

Navigant_id1983
Canwea_id1984
Renewable NRG_id1934