The Xcel Energy-Colorado Rush Creek Wind Project is a 600-megawatt wind facility now commercially operating in Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson and Lincoln counties—an area rich with wind power resources. The project was built by Xcel Energy and includes two wind farms, 300 Vestas wind turbines, and miles of transmission lines to connect and carry wind power output to homes and businesses across the state. Learn more about the transmission line. Now complete, the project is the largest wind generating facility in the state and will produce enough electricity to power about 325,000 homes.
The project will:
Watch the video below to see a quick time lapse of construction crews "topping off" a turbine and see how these projects come to life.
Project hotline: 800-274-6992
Colorado Media Line (for reporter inquiries): 303-294-2300
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