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November 22, 2021

Cheyenne Ridge, US

By Carmen

Cheyenne Ridge is a 500MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Colorado, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 500 500 Active Colorado, the US TradeWind Energy; Xcel Energy

Description

The project was developed by TradeWind Energy and Xcel Energy. The project is currently owned by Xcel Energy.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 270,000 households, offsetting 1,800,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $743m.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in September 2020.

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Contractors Involved

Cheyenne Ridge (Cheyenne Ridge – Phase I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V120 turbines. The phase consists of 202 turbines.

Cheyenne Ridge (Cheyenne Ridge – Phase II) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V110 turbines. The phase consists of 27 turbines.

About TradeWind Energy

TradeWind Energy Inc (TWE) engages in development of wind and solar energy projects. The company purchases physical output from a wind and solar energy project; and offers financial contract services and hedging against rising power costs. Its wind project portfolio include Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase I, Smoky Hills Wind Project – Phase II, Caney River Wind Project, Rock Creek Wind Project, Cheyenne Ridge Wind Project and English Farms Wind Project, among others. TWE provides solar projects such as Birmingham Zoo, Decatur County and Creswell, among others. The company offers wind and solar projects for utilities, commercial and industrial, landowners and solar resources, among others. It also involves in financing for wind projects. TWE is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, the US.

About Xcel Energy

Xcel Energy Inc (Xcel Energy) is an energy holding company. Through its subsidiaries, it has the presence in the entire energy vertical, including generation, procurement, transmission, distribution and resale of electricity. The company produces electric energy using coal, nuclear, natural gas, wind, hydro, biomass and solar sources. Xcel Energy also transports, stores, distributes and resells natural gas. It procures natural gas from independent suppliers, based on market indices. Xcel Energy also provides home appliance repair, maintenance, and replacement services. The company serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado, North Dakota, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. Xcel Energy is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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