The firm order serves as the PTC Safe Harbor order for the proposed 600 MW Rush Creek project, and will be delivered to Xcel Energy in December 2016. The order follows a conditional agreement to supply up to 300 V110-2.0 MW turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project (ref. company announcement No. 13/2016 on 13 April 2016). Xcel Energy filed an application for approval of the project with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in May 2016.
Turbine nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories.
“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,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.
“Our partnership with Vestas in securing turbines for the proposed Rush Creek Wind Project is an integral part of the overall ‘Our Energy Future’ vision for the state of Colorado,” said David Eves, president, Xcel Energy – Colorado. “We are particularly gratified that Rush Creek, which will be the state’s largest and most cost-effective wind farm, will generate electricity for our customers with turbines built in Colorado.”