Cedar Creek is a 551.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Colorado, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in December 2007.
|Project Type||Total Capacity (MW)||Active Capacity (MW)||Pipeline Capacity (MW)||Project Status||Project Location||Project Developer||Onshore||551.3||551.3||–||Active||Colorado, the US||BP Wind Energy North America; Infigen Energy; Sempra Energy|
The project was developed by BP Wind Energy North America, Infigen Energy and Sempra Energy. American Electric Power, BP Wind Energy North America and Leeward Renewable Energy are currently owning the project.
The project supplies enough clean energy to power 174,000 households. The project cost is $780m.
The phase, Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I A), has 80m high towers.
The phase, Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I B), has 80m high towers.
The Tubular Steel towers installed at the phase, Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek II B), site are 80m high.
The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in December 2007.
Power Purchase Agreement
The power generated from the Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I A) is sold to Public Service Company of Colorado under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years, starting from 2007.
The power generated from the Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I B) is sold to Public Service Company of Colorado under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years, starting from 2007.
The power generated from the Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek II A) is sold to Public Service Company of Colorado under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2011. The contracted capacity is 100.8MW.
The power generated from the Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek II B) is sold to Public Service Company of Colorado under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2011. The contracted capacity is 150MW.
M. A. Mortenson was selected to render EPC services for the wind power project.
Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I A) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries MWT62/1.0 (MWT-1000A) turbines. The phase consists of 221 turbines with 1MW nameplate capacity.
Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek I B) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.5-77 turbines. The phase consists of 53 turbines with 1.5MW nameplate capacity.
Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek II A) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy 1.6-77 turbines. The phase consists of 63 turbines with 1.6MW nameplate capacity.
Cedar Creek (Cedar Creek II B) is equipped with Nordex N90 (2.5 MW) turbines. The phase consists of 60 turbines with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.
Deutsche Windtechnik, Diamond WTG Engineering & Services and Nordex were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.
About BP Wind Energy North America
BP Wind Energy North America Inc (BPWE), a subsidiary of BP plc, is an operator of wind power plants and projects. The company’s wind farms provide a reliable source of electricity to the customers across the US. Its wind farms generate about 2,259 Mw of power. BPWE’s Remote Operations Center is responsible for capturing turbine availability, power generation capacity, wind speed, weather and other critical factors. The company also maintains an embedded alarm system, which notifies problems such as storms or flash flood warnings. It operates wind farms at various states including Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Hawaii and Texas. BPWE is headquartered in Houston, Texas, the US.
About Infigen Energy
Infigen Energy Ltd (IEL) is a major renewable energy company that develops, builds, owns and operates renewable energy generation assets in Australia. It generates electricity through both owned and contracted wind farms and a solar farm across New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia. IEL sells the produced electricity to a range of customers in wholesale markets. Its development pipeline comprises wind and solar projects. The company has operations in Australia, Bermuda, Germany, Luxembourg, Malta, and the US through its subsidiaries and offices. IEL is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
About Sempra Energy
Sempra Energy (Sempra) is an energy-service holding company that invests in, develops, and operates energy infrastructure. It carries out utility operations, development of energy infrastructure and provides related services in certain countries, including the US and Mexico. The company’s major operations include the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity; and storage, transportation, and trading and distribution of natural gas. It also has interests in renewable energy generation projects. The company sources electricity through power purchase contracts. The company serves commercial, residential, utility electricity generation, industrial, and wholesale customers. It has operations throughout North America. Sempra is headquartered in San Diego, California, the US.
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