Northeast Colorado (NECO) Wind will construct 400MW or more of wind energy generation facilities under the management of National Wind. When completed, it is expected that this project will produce enough electricity to power approximately 120,000 homes.

NECO Wind has also formed an advisory board composed of area landowners. The advisory board plays an integral role in the development process, acting as a liaison between the community and NECO Wind.

To provide further community contact, NECO Wind has opened an office in Julesburg and has hired local field specialists, Janan Jones, Kirsten Muncy and Jerry Keintz, to work with landowners to inform them about the wind project.

Lyle Blochowitz, vice chairperson of advisory board at NECO Wind, said: We have been trying to start a community wind project in the area for a while now. With National Wind as our manager, we benefit from their project development experience, but we are also able to maintain local participation and ownership in the project.