By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 4 -- Scottish Power PLC unit PPM Energy Inc. and partner Shell WindEnergy Inc., Houston, dedicated the Colorado Green Wind Power project in Lamar, Colo. in mid-May. Construction began in December 2003 and the commissioning phase began in February.
Situated on more than 11, 000 acres south of Lamar in southeastern Colorado, the wind farmthe fifth largest in the countrycan deliver 162 Mw of power from 108 General Electric turbines. Prime customer Xcel RFP said that, compared with the current high cost of natural gas, the wind farm is expected to save its customers about $6 million/year.