February 2000 - Estes Park Light & Power, an electric utility serving about 8,500 accounts in the City of Estes Park, Colorado, is offering its customers a wind power purchase option. Under the program, residential customers can sign up to purchase 100-kWh blocks of wind energy for an extra $2.50 each month or 2.5¢/kWh. Business customers can participate by purchasing a minimum of five, 100-kWh blocks for $12.50 per month. The power will be supplied by Platte River Power Authority from an expansion of its Medicine Bow wind site scheduled to be completed in September 2000.
January 2000 - Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) announced plans to add two new 660-kW wind turbines to its Medicine Bow project to meet growing customer demand for green power. The turbines will provide additional power for the wind power programs offered by utilities in Fort Collins, Longmont, and Loveland, Colorado. Some of the power will also be used to supply a new program being developed by the town of Estes Park. The two turbines, expected to be operational this summer, represent the second expansion of the Wyoming project in the past year and will increase the total project capacity to approximately 6 MW.
News Release - PRPA Wind Site to Expand
Estes Park Contact: Mike Mangelsen (970) 586-5331