BP Wind Energy has moved into full construction of the Cedar Creek II wind farm in Colorado. The project is expected to have a capacity of 250.8 MW and is scheduled to be in commercial operation in June 2011.
The Cedar Creek II wind farm will utilize 63 GE SLE wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 1.6 MW, and 60 Nordex wind turbines, each with a rated capacity of 2.5 MW. The project will employ about 350 workers during peak construction, and approximately 12 to 14 jobs will be created to monitor and maintain the facility once it is in full commercial operation.
Power from the Cedar Creek II wind farm has been sold under a long-term power purchase agreement to Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an Xcel Energy company. The electrical output generated from the wind facility will reach the grid through approximately 20 miles of new overhead transmission lines, which will tie into the existing Cedar Creek I wind farm's interconnection with PSCo.
SOURCE: BP Wind Energy