Local community leaders tour inner workings of Kit Carson wind turbines

Tri-State and Duke Energy hosted local officials at the Kit Carson Windpower site near Burlington, Colo., on Friday, June 25 and provided a tour of the project area, which included a rare opportunity to climb inside one of the 265 ft.-high, General Electric turbines. Among the attendees were representatives from Colorado’s Office of Economic Development and local media outlets, as well Kit Carson county commissioners and land commissioners.

All 34 turbines have been erected and are scattered throughout the 6,000-acre site. Roads connect each turbine location and the visitors were able drive through the site while crews were completing some of the remaining activities. The project required nearly 150 construction personnel.

Duke Energy has completed its operations and maintenance building and is nearing completion of its substation. Tri-State recently broke ground on its adjacent Landsman Creek switching station that will interconnect the project to its transmission system.

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