Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Wind-Energy-Farm-in-Colorado-27MZIFVHVR7Y.htmlConceptually similarWind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OARCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OASCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OAWCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OAXCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OAYCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OB3Completed★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OB7Completed★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OB8Completed★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04OBDCompleted★★★★View AllGP04OATWind Energy Farm in ColoradoThe Colorado Green Wind Project near Lamar, in Prowers County, is a 162 megawatt (MW) wind energy development. It was established in 2003 and is among Colorado's largest wind power projects. Jointly owned by Iberdrola Renewables, LLC, and Shell WindEnergy Inc. The turbines are expected to generate in excess of 500 MW annually. The project was developed, constructed, and is being operated by GE Energy.Locations:Colorado-North America-United States of AmericaDate:17 Jun, 2013Credit:© Greenpeace / Robert MeyersMaximum size:4934px X 3744pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Energy [R]evolution (campaign title)-Horses-KWCI (GPI)-Morning-Outdoors-Rural scenes-Shell (commercial business)-Summer-Sunny-Wind energy-Wind farms-Wind turbinesShoot:Wind Energy Farms in ColoradoWind energy is part of the growth of renewable energy in Colorado which became the first U.S. state to create a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by ballot initiative when voters approved Amendment 37 in November 2004. The original version of Colorado's RPS required utilities serving 40,000 or more customers to generate or purchase enough renewable energy to supply 10% of their retail electric sales. In March 2007, HB 1281 increased the RPS and extended a separate renewable-energy requirement to electric cooperatives, among other changes. HB 1001 of 2010 further expanded the RPS. Eligible renewable-energy resources include solar-electric energy, wind energy, geothermal-electric energy, biomass facilities that burn nontoxic plants, landfill gas, animal waste, hydropower, recycled energy, and fuel cells using hydrogen derived from eligible renewables. The PUC has issued rules to implement the RPS. The rules were amended as required by HB 1001 in August 2010. The PUC's rules generally apply to investor-owned utilities (IOUs). Electric cooperatives and municipal utilities serving more than 40,000 customers are still bound to the separate requirement approved by the legislature.