Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Wind-Energy-Farm-in-Colorado-27MZIFVHY4PF.htmlConceptually similarWind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NMYCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NMZCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNICompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNJCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNKCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNLCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNOCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNPCompleted★★★★Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoGP04NNQCompleted★★★★View AllGP04NO9Wind Energy Farm in ColoradoTurbines spin in the 300MW Cedar Creek Wind Energy Project. With 274 turbines, Cedar Creek is located in a 13,000ha (32,000-acre) site about 13km (8 miles) east of Grover in north-central Weld County, Colorado. It is one of the largest single wind-power facilities in the United StatesCedar Creek will help Colorado achieve its goal of 20% renewable energy by 2020. Cedar Creek Wind Energy LLC owns the plant, which is a joint venture between Babcock & Brown (67%) and BP Alternative Energy (33%). The capital investment was more than $480m.Locations:Colorado-North America-United States of AmericaDate:31 May, 2013Credit:© Greenpeace / Robert MeyersMaximum size:6041px X 4027pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Clouds-Energy [R]evolution (campaign title)-Evening-KWCI (GPI)-Outdoors-Silhouettes-Summer-Sunsets-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.