The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and turbine foundations. The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5/115-kV power substation; a 6.2-mile, 115-kV project transmission line; and interconnection switchyard to the Western Area Power Administration’s system. RMT is also responsible for tower erection, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, operations and maintenance building construction, and testing and inspections to deliver a fully functional wind-powered electrical generation facility.
Construction of the Colorado Highlands Wind power project began in late April 2012. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012. The full output of the project will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.