Construction of the Panorama Wind Farm in Weld County, Colorado is expected to begin soon under the Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives. The construction contract was awarded recently to the company that will build the 145 MW wind farm starting this month and is scheduled for completion in December. Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives will independently perform all of the procurement, engineering, and construction needs of the project. This includes the construction of 23 miles of private access roads, the improvement of existing public and private access roads, the installation of foundations, the offloading of equipment, and the erection of 66 Vestas wind turbine generators.
The state of Colorado is actively committed to lowering its greenhouse gas emissions and currently ranks eighth in the United States for operating wind, solar, and energy storage capacity. Approximately a quarter of all of the electricity produced in the state comes from renewable sources, or enough energy to power 2.1 million homes, according to the most recent report issued by the American Clean Power Association. “Wind is quickly becoming an energy source of choice in Colorado, and IEA is pleased to partner with Leeward Renewable Energy to help further the state’s renewable energy generation. The Panorama Wind Farm will not only serve as an important source of job creation for Colorado but also bring the state one step closer to achieving its goal of 100% clean energy generation by 2040,” said Chris Hanson, Infrastructure and Energy Alternative’s Executive Vice President of Renewable Energy.
“Leeward Renewable Energy is pleased to partner with IEA on the Panorama Wind Farm to build a sustainable, wind power facility in Weld County. We are proud to work alongside the IEA team to provide a clean energy solution to the state of Colorado as they pursue their emissions goals,” said Andrew Flanagan, Leeward Renewable Energy’s Chief Development Officer.