Ritter To Kick Off Operation Of New Wind Farm

Colorado's largest wind farm is gearing up to begin official operation on Colorado's eastern plains.

Governor Ritter is scheduled to throw the ceremonial switch Tuesday at Cedar Creek Wind Farm, a 274-turbine operation on 32,000 acres about 50 miles northeast of Greeley.

The farm is owned by BP Alternative Energy and Australia's Babcock and Brown.

It's expected to be fully operational by the end of the year.

Xcel Energy's Public Service Company of Colorado is under contract to buy the power.

The farm will produce 300 megawatts of electricity, enough for about 120,000 homes.

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