Tri-State, EDP Renewables seal 104-MW wind PPA in Colorado

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February 13 (Renewables Now) -  EDP Renewables said on Tuesday it has agreed to sell electricity from the 104-MW Crossing Trails wind project in Colorado to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State).

The parties have signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA), which will enable the development and construction of the plant. EDP plans to bring the wind farm online in 2020.

To be located south of the town of Seibert, in Kit and Cheyenne Counties, the Crossing Trails park is expected to generate enough electricity to meet the demand of over 47,000 average rural Colorado homes, once completed.

The PPA will see Tri-State, a non-profit electric cooperative owned by 43  electric cooperatives and public power districts, expand its emissions-free renewables portfolio and increase investments in utility-scale wind farms in Colorado, according to the press release. The cooperative has so far invested in five wind parks in the western state totalling 471 MW.

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