Wind energy project to be built by NextEra

Xcel Energy has signed a contract with NextEra Energy Resources LLC to build the 200 MW Limon Wind Energy Center in Colorado, according to news reports.

The project is expected to use 125 turbines in a 35,000-acre area. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2012 and be completed in late 2012.

Xcel Energy originally bid the 200 MW of wind for Colorado in January 2009, but saw an opportunity in November 2010 to rebid the project. That move resulted in savings to customers due to a slower period in the wind-energy markets and a surplus of turbines nationwide.

NextEra Energy will now have four wind projects in Colorado with a combined generating capacity of more than 774 MW.

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