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
August 1999 - Longmont Power & Communications, the electric utility serving 30,000 accounts in the City of Longmont, Colorado, is now offering customers the option to purchase wind power. Under its wind energy program, residential customers can sign up to purchase 100-kWh blocks of wind energy for an extra $2.50 each month. Business customers can participate by purchasing 500-kWh blocks for $12.50 per month. Participating customers must commit to the wind purchases for a minimum of one year. Longmont will begin the subscription process in September and will provide the power starting in January 2000. About 325 customers expressed interest through an initial marketing effort conducted in March.
Longmont Contact: Bill Ewer (303) 651-8793