Kit Carson Windpower Project operational

On Nov. 29th the Kit Carson Windpower Project, a 51-megawatt wind farm located in east-central Colorado was completed. The wholesale power supplier is purchasing the output of the facility through a 20-year agreement with a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp.

“The Kit Carson Windpower Project is another component in the continuing diversification of Tri-State’s resource portfolio to meet the power requirements of our 44 member distribution cooperatives,” said Ken Anderson, Tri-State’s executive vice president and general manager. “This project serves as a good example of our ability to harness one of the abundant renewable energy resources that exist in our member system service territory.”

The Kit Carson Windpower Project, the latest utility-scale renewable project to come online in Colorado, was named for the county in which it is located. The facility is comprised of 34, 1.5-megawatt General Electric turbines situated on a 6,000-acre site northwest of Burlington, Colo. — within the service territory of Tri-State member co-op K.C. Electric Association.

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