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Tri-State signs agreement with NextEra Energy Resources for new wind farm in eastern Colorado

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. announced that it has entered into a 25-year agreement with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC for a 150 megawatt wind power generating facility to be constructed in eastern Colorado. Under the 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), Tri-State will purchase the entire output and associated environmental attributes of … Continue reading Tri-State signs agreement with NextEra Energy Resources for new wind farm in eastern Colorado

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Vestas announces fourth order in a week for wind turbines

Vestas Wind Systems, which operates four factories in Colorado, said Tuesday it has received an order for 55 wind turbines for a new wind power project in the United States. The order Tuesday, for 110 megawatts, was the fourth in a week as wind farm developers rush to get projects in the pipeline before the … Continue reading Vestas announces fourth order in a week for wind turbines

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Vestas expands Colorado production for Texas wind energy projects

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (OMX: VWS) factory workers in Brighton and Windsor will fill an order for additional V100-2.0 megawatt turbines from EDF Renewable Energy for two wind-energy projects. Vestas announced the order in September, but it has been increased from 750 megawatts to 1,174 megawatts. The projects, known as Hereford 1 and Longhorn North, … Continue reading Vestas expands Colorado production for Texas wind energy projects

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Golden West Power partners select 147 GE 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbines to power Colorado wind farm

GE (NYSE:GE) today announced that it will supply Golden West Power Partners LLC with 147 GE 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbines for the Golden West Wind Farm in El Paso County, Colo. Once operational, the Golden West Wind Farm will produce 249.9 megawatts of electricity, which would be equivalent to the required energy needs of approximately … Continue reading Golden West Power partners select 147 GE 1.7-100 brilliant wind turbines to power Colorado wind farm

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Xcel Colorado sets U.S. record with over 60% wind energy

It’s been a while since this happened (May 24, actually), but it’s never been previously reported, and impressive enough that we don’t want to let it go without a mention: Xcel Energy’s Colorado system has topped its old hourly penetration record for wind (56.7%), reaching 60.5% between 1 and 2 a.m. local time on that … Continue reading Xcel Colorado sets U.S. record with over 60% wind energy

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Leading wind energy industry companies highlight benefits of wind energy investments in Colorado for climate and economy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Interwest Energy Alliance, along with key wind industry company executives, held a press conference, as part of AWEA’s Colorado State Wind Energy Forum, held at the University of Denver.  Executives from Interwest Energy Alliance, Vestas and RES Americas, highlighted the economic benefits to Colorado’s economy, the potential future growth … Continue reading Leading wind energy industry companies highlight benefits of wind energy investments in Colorado for climate and economy

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Leading wind industry companies to discuss benefits of wind energy investments in Colorado

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Interwest Energy Alliance, along with key wind industry company executives, will participate in a press conference to highlight economic benefits to Colorado’s economy and potential future growth associated with wind industry investments.   Colorado and the nation benefit from wind energy’s growth, helping to reduce the power sector’s contribution … Continue reading Leading wind industry companies to discuss benefits of wind energy investments in Colorado

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GE Energy Financial Services and Partners Announce Completion of Expansion at Colorado Highlands Wind Project

The expansion of Colorado’s newest renewable energy facility is complete, with the Colorado Highlands Wind project now capable of generating 91 megawatts of electricity for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association. The facility originally came on-line in December of 2012, with 42 1.6-megawatt GE turbines able to produce 67 megawatts of power. The expansion – which … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services and Partners Announce Completion of Expansion at Colorado Highlands Wind Project

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Bill Expands and Improves Colorado

The Colorado General Assembly has approved a bill to expand and improve the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) statute to drive clean energy investment, jobs, and project development in rural Colorado. The bill now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk for consideration.   SB 252, cosponsored by Senate President John Morse and House Speaker Mark … Continue reading Bill Expands and Improves Colorado

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Colorado legislature approves bill to expand, improve state Renewable Energy Standard

The Colorado General Assembly has approved a bill to expand and improve the state’s Renewable Energy Standard (RES) statute to drive clean energy investment, jobs, and project development in rural Colorado. The bill now goes to Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk for consideration. Senate Bill (SB) 252, cosponsored by Senate President John Morse and House Speaker … Continue reading Colorado legislature approves bill to expand, improve state Renewable Energy Standard

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Vestas reduces its workforce at its blades factories in Colorado, USA

Vestas today has reduced its manufacturing workforce at its blade factories in Windsor and Brighton, Colorado. The workforce reduction represents about 10 per cent of Vestas’ 1,100 manufacturing employees in the state. Vestas regrets to have to lay off highly skilled employees, yet the dismissals are necessary in order to adjust manufacturing capacity to the … Continue reading Vestas reduces its workforce at its blades factories in Colorado, USA

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Colorado wind energy jobs seen hinging on PTC extension

Colorado’s effort to build a domestic wind power industry, which has led to the creation of 5,000 jobs in the state, is threatened by the impending expiration of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to the Denver Post.   The article quotes Tracee Bentley, associate director of the Colorado Energy Office: “The … Continue reading Colorado wind energy jobs seen hinging on PTC extension

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NextEra Energy dedicates 400 MW wind energy plant in Colorado

 NextEra Energy Resources has inaugurated the 400MW Limon I and II wind farms in Colorado. Colorado now has almost 2.2GW of wind energy in place. NextEra Energy Resources held a dedication ceremony this week for the company’s Limon I and II Wind Energy Centers. The 400 MW wind power facility, located about 90 miles southeast … Continue reading NextEra Energy dedicates 400 MW wind energy plant in Colorado

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PTC, wind power have been good for Colorado

Wind power and the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) have strongly benefited Colorado, says AWEA Siting Director John Anderson in an op-ed published in today’s Glenwood Springs (Colo.) Post Independent. According to Mr. Anderson, “Colorado wind power already supports up to 5,000 construction and maintenance jobs, and wind farm owners are paying $10 … Continue reading PTC, wind power have been good for Colorado

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Udall, Bennet urge PTC extension as more Colorado wind energy jobs are cut

U.S. Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) issued statements yesterday renewing their calls for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) after wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced that it would cut some 200 jobs at its rotor blade manufacturing plant in Windsor, Colo. Mr. Udall commented, “The wind Production … Continue reading Udall, Bennet urge PTC extension as more Colorado wind energy jobs are cut

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Wind energy: Colorado rally seeks extension of PTC

Wind energy industry advocates and supporters held a rally yesterday in Boulder, Colo., to push for an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), according to the Boulder County Business Report. The event was hosted by Juwi Wind LLC, a locally based subsidiary of Juwi Group, an international wind farm developer, and … Continue reading Wind energy: Colorado rally seeks extension of PTC

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