In an interview with the National Association of Fram Broadcasters and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, CFB State Board member, Tim Brown says the Rush Creek Wind Farm is bringing much-needed economic growth to rural eastern Colorado.
“When they came in our little town of Limon here, the economic growth that happened was huge. The local businesses all saw impacts and it was all positive. To the farmer or the rancher who has a wind tower on his place, it is definitely an economic source of income. So it is definitely a positive impact,” said Brown.
Xcel Energy-Colorado is building and will own and operate the 600-megawatt wind facility. When complete in the fall of 2018, the project will be the largest wind generating facility in the state and will produce enough electricity to power about 325,000 homes.