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[REGIONAL NEWS] Black Hills Energy ready to throw switch on new wind farm in southern Colorado

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New project bolsters utility’s wind-generated power to 150 megawatts

Photo provided by Black Hills Energy Black Hills Energy just completed a new 60-megawatt wind farm near Walsenburg in southern Colorado.

By Judith Kohler | The Denver Post

Black Hills Energy expects its recently completed 60-megawatt wind farm near Walsenburg in southern Colorado to start operating by the end of the year.

Officials from the utility recently joined Pueblo County and city officials to mark completion of construction of the Busch Ranch II wind project. Black Hills Energy, which hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Nov. 7, said in a statement that the project will generate enough electricity to power about 28,000 homes in southern Colorado annually.

The components of the 27 Vestas wind turbines were built in the company’s Colorado factories. The turbine tower sections were manufactured at the Vestas plant in Pueblo, which the company has said is the largest wind-turbine tower factory in the world.

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