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


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 order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project in eastern Colorado. The parts will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December.

The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the project. Xcel Energy filed an application for approval of Rush Creek with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission last month.

“We are honored to build on our strong relationship with Xcel Energy, and as part of the largest wind project in the state, to help deliver clean, low-cost wind energy to Colorado households with Colorado-manufactured nacelles, blades and towers,” comments Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.

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