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Peak View Wind Project Welcomed To Southern Colorado Grid

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

With the integration of its 60 MW Peak View Wind Project into the grid, Black Hills Energy is bringing renewable energy to its more than 94,000 customers in southern Colorado. The 34-turbine wind farm is located near Walsenburg, Colo. Completed [Read More]

Mortenson Building North America’s Biggest Single-Phase Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 08, 2017

Renewable energy contractor Mortenson has been selected to build what it says will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy, will be [Read More]

Clean Energy Employs Big Chunk Of Coloradans: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The report, [Read More]

Colorado PUC Chairman Announces Resignation

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 07, 2016

Joshua Epel, chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC), part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), is resigning from his position. His four-year term would otherwise expire in January 2019. According to an announcement from Gov. John Hickenlooper, [Read More]

‘Wind Champion’ Senator Named National Republican Senatorial Committee Chair

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 16, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is congratulating Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., on his election as the new chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). A “wind energy champion,” says Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA, Gardner has “seen wind [Read More]

It’s A Yes: Colorado PUC Makes Decision On Xcel’s Rush Creek Wind Giant

Posted by Betsy Lillian on October 03, 2016

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved a broadly supported settlement that will allow Xcel Energy to develop, own and operate the 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project. The PUC, a division of the Department of Regulatory Agencies, voted [Read More]

Xcel Energy Reaches Settlement On 600 MW Rush Creek

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Minneapolis-headquartered Xcel Energy and multiple parties have agreed to a settlement that would allow Xcel to build, own and operate the 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, which includes 600 MW of new wind power and a corresponding 90-mile transmission [Read More]

Hearings On Xcel’s 600 MW Colorado Wind Farm To Commence Soon

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 05, 2016

Minneapolis-based electricity and natural gas company Xcel Energy says its 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project, proposed for eastern Colorado, could go into service as soon as December 2018 – provided it is approved by the Colorado Public Utilities Commission [Read More]

Vestas Secures Firm Order For Xcel’s Huge Colorado Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 29, 2016

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Xcel Energy Inc. for 53 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbine components. The turbine nacelles, blades and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories. The contract serves as the PTC Safe Harbor [Read More]

AWEA, WEF: Colorado Could Be In For Big Savings By Growing Wind Energy

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2016

By growing wind energy in the state, Coloradans could save $2.7 billion on their electricity bills through 2050, as well as attract over $18 million in annual property tax revenue by 2030, according to new calculations made by the American [Read More]