Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has executed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo). PSCo will purchase 252.2 MW of power from Cedar Point Wind.
Cedar Point Wind, which consists of 139 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Vestas, will create 100 to 200 jobs during construction, with up to 12 permanent jobs once construction is completed. The project has been developed and will be constructed by RES Americas, which will also install turbines made by Vestas in the state.
Located primarily in Lincoln and Elbert counties, Colo., construction of Cedar Point Wind is expected to begin in mid-year with commercial operation expected in 2011. A 42-mile transmission line will also be constructed across Arapahoe County, connecting the project to PSCo's Missile Site Substation.
SOURCE: Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. Â