Duke Energy Completes Colorado Wind Farm

Duke Energy has completed the 51 MW Kit Carson Windpower Project in eastern Colorado.

The project consists of 34 1.5 MW GE wind turbines. Construction at the 6,000-acre wind farm northwest of Burlington, Colo., began earlier this year, and the facility achieved commercial operation on Nov. 19.

All of the output from the project will serve customers of Tri-State Generation and Transmission's member electric cooperatives and public power districts through a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Kit Carson is the second commercial wind project Duke Energy brought online this year. The company's 110-turbine, 200 MW Top of the World Windpower Project near Casper, Wyo., reached commercial operation in October.

SOURCE: Duke Energy


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