Black & Veatch to design 29 MW Busch Ranch Wind Project

Overland Park, Kan., February 8, 2012 — Black & Veatch has been selected by Black Hills Energy — Colorado Electric to provide detailed design engineering services for the Busch Ranch Wind Project located south of Pueblo, Colo.

The 16-turbine Busch Ranch Wind Project will generate 29 MW of renewable energy and will be sited 35 miles south of Pueblo, Colo. Upon completion in December 2012, the project will produce enough electricity to supply about 15,000 homes.

Black & Veatch is providing the detailed design for all three project components including turbine placement and foundation support, collection and interconnection.

The project represents Black Hills Energy's first wind development in the state of Colorado and will be a component of the company's plan to comply with the Colorado Renewable Energy Standard of 30 percent by 2020. Black Hills Energy is a unit of Black Hills Corp.

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