Leeward brings live 145-MW Colorado wind farm to serve Guzman Energy
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Leeward Renewable Energy LLC on Tuesday said it has kicked off commercial operations at its 145-MW Panorama wind farm in Colorado, to be run under an off-take contract with wholesale power provider Guzman Energy.
Located in Weld County, the wind park consists of 66 Vestas turbines that are expected to enough generate electricity to cover the consumption of around 53,000 homes across Colorado and New Mexico.
Guzman Energy and Leeward signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the plant’s output in June 2021. Construction and term financing for the project was extended by Japan’s MUFG Bank, National Australia Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and Helaba Group, while Goldman Sachs provided a tax equity commitment.
Panorama Wind is situated in the same county that is the home to Leeward’s Cedar Creek and Mountain Breeze wind farms. Being on stream, it brings the company’s total generation capacity in Weld County to over 600 MW.
Leeward, a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, owns 2.5 GW of renewable power plants in operation across nine US states and has 20 GW of projects under development.
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