Southeast Colorado is home to vast renewable energy resources.
The Colorado Green project, a milestone 162 MW wind energy development, is among the world’s largest and Colorado’s largest wind power project. Jointly owned by PPM Energy and Shell WindEnergy Inc., the project is located near the town of Lamar in Prowers County, Southeastern Colorado.
Power generated by Colorado Green’s 108 GE wind turbines is delivered under a 15-year purchase agreement to Xcel Energy, the fourth-largest combination natural gas and electricity company in the nation with regulated operations in 11 Western and Midwestern states. The project is connected at the Lamar substation and serves the Xcel Energy customers throughout Colorado.
The Colorado Green development was born through a competitive bidding process initiated by Public Service of Colorado where it competed with other forms of electricity generation including natural gas and coal fired generation and was found to be the lowest cost alternative. The Project spans approximately 11,840 acres of land, which continues to be utilized for ranching and grazing.
Press Release: PPM and SHELL Announce Wind Farm In Colorado
October 27, 2003