Tri-State hosts Kit Carson Windpower update meeting

Tri-State staff and representatives of Duke Energy hosted an update on the Kit Carson Windpower project this week (May 19) in Burlington, Colo., to apprise the local community on construction progress of the nearby 51-megawatt wind farm that will supply renewable power to Tri-State’s co-ops beginning in 2011.

Although a planned tour of the site was postponed due to poor weather, approximately 35 people, including county commissioners, K.C. Electric board members, local government representatives and media were briefed on the project by both Duke Energy (the builders of the project) and Tri-State.

Jim Van Someren, communications manager, gave an overview of Tri-State’s role in the project, as well as some details on other renewable activities that are in the works. Brad Jones, public affairs manager, updated the group on transmission projects and Duke Energy’s Tom Marra provided a detailed presentation on construction activities at the wind site.

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