Madison, Wis., May 17, 2012 — Wind energy developer Alliance Power, Inc. has selected RMT, Inc., a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction contractor, to design and construct the 67-MW Colorado Highlands Wind project in Logan County, Colorado.
RMT will provide EPC of the civil and electrical infrastructure to support the installation of 42 GE 1.6-MW wind turbines at the site. The civil infrastructure includes roads, crane paths and pads, and turbine foundations.
The electrical infrastructure includes a 34.5/115-kV power substation; a 6.2-mile, 115-kV project transmission line; and interconnection switchyard to the Western Area Power Administration's system.
RMT is also responsible for tower erection, in-tower wiring, mechanical turbine completion, operations and maintenance building construction, and testing and inspections to deliver a fully functional wind-powered electrical generation facility.
Construction of the Colorado Highlands Wind project commenced in late April 2012. The project is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2012, and will generate enough clean energy to power about 19,000 homes.
The full output of the Colorado Highlands Wind project will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
The Colorado Highlands Wind project is one of seven projects totaling 555 MW of renewable power generation that RMT is constructing in 2012.