“These projects [Limon I and II] will bring the amount of wind on our Colorado system to [nearly] 2,200 megawatts,” said David Eves, president and CEO of Xcel’s Colorado subsidiary, Public Service Co. of Colorado, in a statement.
“They offer some of the lowest-priced wind energy we’ve seen. And they demonstrate that renewable energy can compete on an economic basis with more traditional forms of generation fuel. They also help us meet the state’s Renewable Energy Standard at a very reasonable cost to our customers,” Eves said.
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October 24, 2012
The amount of electricity Colorado can generate from the wind is expected to grow by 26 percent before the year ends.
That will boost the state’s total capacity for wind power by 467 megawatts from 1,805 megawatts currently, according to figures from the American Wind Energy Association, to 2,272 megawatts — enough wind power to support 568,000 home should all the wind farms be operating at full capacity at the same time…