Black Hills starts operations at 60-MW Colorado wind farm

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December 2 (Renewables Now) - Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH) said Monday its Busch Ranch II wind farm went into operation, bringing 60 MW of new capacity to the power and gas utility’s wind portfolio in southern Colorado.

The company’s power generation unit, Black Hills Electric Generation LLC, developed the project for its affiliate power utility Colorado Electric, which will receive all of the wind farm’s output under a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA).

It took an investment of USD 71 million (EUR 64.3m) to realise the Busch Ranch II project, Black Hills Corp said. The wind farm stretches across 13,000 acres (5,261 hectares) of land in Colorado’s Huerfano and Las Animas Counties.

With Busch Ranch II in service, Black Hills Corp’s the total owned and operated wind capacity in southern Colorado sits at 150 MW.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.905)

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