Colorado wind power project to add 14 turbines

Colorado Highlands wind GE Alliance Power GE Financial Services Tri-State Generation and Transmission

The Colorado Highlands wind power project, which opened in 2012, will add 14 turbines to expand from 67 MW to 91 MW. Construction of the expansion will begin in July and be completed this fall.

The facility is jointly owned by Alliance Power, Inc. and GE Energy Financial Services. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc. has a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 percent of the energy produced by the facility.

The facility was built with 42 GE (NYSE: GE) 1.6 MW wind turbines, and the expansion will add 14 additional turbines. Tri-State Senior Vice President Brad Nebergall said the original engineering and design accommodated up to 91 MW, which is the maximum the existing transmission interconnection can support.

Tri-State is also currently analyzing proposals submitted during a request for proposal process that ended April 2. The company intends to review a short list of the top prospects with its board of directors within the next couple of months.

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