Wind energy developer Alliance Power, Inc. based in Centinnel, Colorado, has selected RMT, Inc. a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction contractor, to design and construct the 67-MW Colorado Highlands Wind project in Logan County.
Jim Michael, the managing member for Colorado Highlands Wind, said, “We are confident RMT is the right team with the best skills and capabilities to successfully complete this important project. We look forward to our project beginning operations by the end of the year.”
RMT will provide EPC of the civil and electrical infrastructure to support the installation of 42 GE 1.6-MW wind turbines at the site. The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and turbine foundations. The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5/115-kV power substation; a 6.2-mile, 115-kV project transmission line; and interconnection switchyard to the Western Area Power Administration’s system. RMT is also responsible for tower erection, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, operations and maintenance building construction, and testing and inspections to deliver a fully functional wind-powered electrical generation facility.
“Colorado Highlands is the first wind farm RMT will build in Colorado,” said RMT Director of Business Development Mark Osten. “This development will provide an important addition of renewable energy to the area’s resources. We are proud that Alliance Power selected RMT to serve as the project’s general contractor and look forward to its successful completion.”
The Colorado Highlands Wind project’s construction phase began last month, with completion expected by the end of the year.
According to the developer, it will generate enough clean energy to power approximately 19,000 homes. The full output of the Colorado Highlands Wind project will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming.