PSCo’s agreement to purchase 252.2MW of clean power from Cedar Point Wind is part of the 2009 All Source Solicitation for energy generators. The project, consisting of 139 V90-1.8MW turbines from Vestas, will produce energy to power approximately 68,000 Colorado homes and create 100-200 jobs during construction.

The project has been developed and will be constructed by Broomfield, Colorado-based RES Americas and will install turbines made by Vestas in the state.

Located primarily in Lincoln and Elbert counties, Colorado, construction of Cedar Point Wind is expected to begin in mid-2010 with commercial operation expected in 2011. A 42-mile transmission line will also be constructed across Arapahoe County, connecting the project to PSCo’s Missile Site substation.

Craig Mataczynski, president of RES Americas, said: “The power purchase agreement with Public Service Company of Colorado represents a major milestone in the development and construction of Cedar Point Wind.

“We look forward to bringing investment to Eastern Colorado and to a community that has supported us throughout the project development cycle. With the agreement in place, RES Americas is one step closer to bringing clean power and jobs to the state of Colorado.”