One of the largest wind farms in the U.S. has reached full operation. Babcock & Brown and BP have successfully reached full capacity with their wind farm in Weld County, Colorado.
The 300.5 megawatt wind-power facility has been delivered on time, on budget and without a single lost time incident during its construction. General contractor Mortenson Construction has received industry recognition for construction performance of one of the largest single-build wind projects in the U.S. to date.
Construction of the 274-wind turbine facility located approximately eight miles east of Grover in north-central Weld County, Colorado, began last December. Phase one of the development, totaling 280.5 MW, became commercially operational in November. The final 20 MW has now been brought on line. The power produced from the Cedar Creek wind farm is sold to the Public Service Company of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc.