Resources for Colorado
This information was last updated on June 26, 2012
The Colorado Energy Office promotes sustainable economic development in Colorado through advancing the State's energy market and industry to create jobs, increase energy security, lower long-term consumer costs, and protect our environment.
Location: Lamar, CO
This information was last updated on December 22, 2011
Prowers County Development Inc.
The 162 megawatt Colorado Green Wind Power Project, located 20 miles south of the Town of Lamar, was developed to help meet Colorado's demand for renewable electricity. Completed in late 2003, the project uses 108 GE 1.5 MW wind turbines. The project is owned by PPM Energy, Inc. and Shell WindEnergy Inc. in a 50/50 joint venture.
The Colorado Green development was born through a competitive bidding process initiated by Public Service of Colorado where it competed with others forms of electricity generation including natural gas and coal fired generation and was found to be the lowest cost alternative.
The Colorado Green Project resides on about 11,000 acres used as a working cattle ranch. Less than 2% of the project's land area is used by the actual footprint of the wind turbines, leaving most of the land available for other purposes, including ranching and grazing.
In addition to the Colorado Green Project, Lamar Light & Power (LL&P) is generating power from two 1.5 MW GE wind turbines owned by ARPA and three 1.5 MW GE Wind turbines owned by LL&P. Traveling south from Lamar on Highway 287, the municipal utilities' project can be seen on the left (east) about 15 miles outside of Lamar. This project benefited from economies of scale and training availability from the larger nearby Colorado Green project.
Fueled by Colorado's winds, Prowers County's new wind project generates new income from local farmers, boosts the local tax base, attracts tourists, and uses the clean, green power of the wind to deliver electricity to Colorado consumers. Please see the Web site for more information.
This information was last updated on November 02, 2011
The Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
This information was last updated on January 16, 2007
Intermountain Harvesting Energy Network is organizing at the state and regional level as affiliates of the national 25 x '25 movement to carry out the vision that "Agriculture will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States by 2025 while continuing to produce abundant, safe and affordable food and fiber." The Intermountain Harvesting Energy Network seeks to facilitate an agriculture-driven network to advance renewable energy development and energy efficiency in seven states: Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Kansas.