Wind energy developer Alliance Power Inc. has selected RMT Inc., a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, to design and construct the 67 MW Colorado Highlands wind project in Logan County, Colo.
RMT will provide EPC services for the civil and electrical infrastructure to support the installation of 42 GE 1.6 MW wind turbines at the site.
The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and wind turbine foundations. The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5/115 kV power substation; a 6.2-mile, 115 kV project transmission line; and an interconnection switchyard to the Western Area Power Administration's system.
RMT is also responsible for the tower erection, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, operations and maintenance building construction, and testing and inspections.
Construction of the Colorado Highlands project commenced in late April, and the project is scheduled to be operational by the end of this year.
The full output of the wind farm will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.