Enbridge's renewable energy portfolio has expanded to include an investment in our first U.S. wind facility, the Cedar Point Wind Project. The wind farm, located in eastern Colorado, began operations September 2011. It includes 139 Vestas turbines, two onsite project substations, one operations and maintenance building and more than 40 miles of overhead transmission line.
The Cedar Point wind farm generates 252 megawatts of electricity, enough clean renewable energy to meet the power needs of about 80,000 Colorado homes. The turbine area spreads across about 20,000 acres of private property in Elbert, Lincoln and Arapahoe counties that is leased by Enbridge. Power from the facility is sold under a long-term contract to Xcel Energy.
Enbridge engaged local and state officials, landowners, suppliers and partners to complete the $500 million project, which was developed and constructed by RES Americas.
At its peak, the project created 200 construction jobs. The new facility requires 25 full-time employees for operations and maintenance.
View the Cedar Point wind project on our interactive map.
Watch a video about construction of the Cedar Point wind project.