Guzman Energy signs PPA for 145-MW Colorado wind project of Leeward

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June 23 (Renewables Now) - US wholesale power provider Guzman Energy has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Leeward Renewable Energy for Leeward’s 145-MW Panorama wind farm in Colorado, the companies said on Tuesday.

The wind park will start construction in early July and is expected to be completed in December 2021. It will be powered by more than 60 turbines to be provided by Vestas-American Wind Technology.

The facility will be owned and operated by Leeward, which is a portfolio company of an investment arm of Canadian pension fund OMERS.

Panorama wind farm, Leeward’s third project in Colorado’s Weld County, will help meet the state’s goal of 100% green energy generation by 2040, the companies said. It is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the needs of about 53,000 homes.

"The Panorama Wind Farm will be an important source of power for our current and future customers in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming who are seeking reliable power at reliable prices," said Guzman Energy chief executive Chris Riley.

In May, Guzman signed a PPA for the proposed 155-MW Hesperus solar park in Colorado with developer Primergy Solar LLC.

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