Vestas Wins Order For 139 Turbines For Colo Project

Wind Farm To Be Built At Cedar Point

Vestas Wind Systems said it has an order for 139 turbines for a new wind farm on the eastern plains of Colorado.

Vestas said Wednesday the order is from Renewable Energy Systems Americas for a wind farm at Cedar Point, about 75 miles east of Denver.

The value of the order wasn't immediately available.

Vestas said the wind farm will be the second-largest in Colorado.

The Cedar Point wind project is a 252 megawatts wind energy project to be constructed in Lincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe counties, according to its website. The company said that's enough energy to power 68,000 Colorado home.

The project plans call for 139 turbines, two onsite project substations, an operations and maintenance building and over 40 miles of overhead transmission line.

The wind turbines will be located in the eastern portion of Elbert County and the western portion of Lincoln County.

The turbine area will spread across about 20,000 acres of private property leased for the placement of the turbines and associated facilities.

Vestas, based in Denmark, has three Colorado plants that manufacture wind turbine components. It plans to build a fourth Colorado plant in 2011.