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November 30, 2021

Golden West Wind Energy Project, US

By Carmen

Golden West Wind Energy Project is a 249.4MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Colorado, the US. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in October 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 249.4 249.4 Active Colorado, the US Clipper Windpower; Golden West Power Partners

Description

The project was developed by Clipper Windpower and Golden West Power Partners. The project is currently owned by Nextera Energy Partners.

The project supplies enough clean energy to power 74,700 households. The project cost is $400m.

The project has 138.074m high towers.

Development Status

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The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in October 2015.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Xcel Energy under a power purchase agreement for a period of 25 years from 2015. The contracted capacity is 249.4MW.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the wind power project. The company provided 145 units of 1.7-103 turbines.

GE Renewable Energy is the O&M contractor for the wind power project for a period of 5 years.

About Clipper Windpower

Clipper Windpower LLC (Clipper), a subsidiary of Platinum Equity LLC is a renewable energy company that offers wind turbine fleet support products and services. The company’s products include wind turbine, mechanical products, gearbox, hydraulic products, and electro mechanical assembly products. It also provides hardware kitting and generator control unit matrix assembly, among others. Clipper offers services such as surface preparation, vibratory gear polishing, contract manufacturing services, and application of weather resistant coats on industrial components, and customer support services. The company’s customer support services include electrical and component repair, and gearbox refurbishment services. It also maintains wind turbine service parts. Clipper is headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 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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