Leeward Renewable Energy has completed the construction of its Panorama Wind Farm in Weld County, Colorado. The energy generated will provide Guzman Energy customers with enough renewable energy to power approximately 53,000 homes across Colorado and New Mexico.
Leeward and Guzman Energy hosted a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event at the Panorama Wind Farm Tuesday to celebrate the start of operations at the facility.
“We are pleased to have achieved commercial operations at the Panorama Wind Farm in partnership with Guzman Energy to help them deliver reliable renewable energy to their customers,” said Jason Allen, CEO of Leeward. “This project brings our total generation capacity in Weld County to over 600 MW, illustrating the momentum of our ambitious growth plan and continued commitment to developing, owning and operating best-in-class renewable generation assets. We are proud that our three Weld County projects — Panorama, Cedar Creek and Mountain Breeze — support the state of Colorado in meeting its goal of 100% green energy generation by 2040.”
The Panorama Wind Farm has 66 Vestas wind turbines with the capacity to generate 145 MW of clean energy. The project created 185 jobs during peak construction and will provide permanent renewable energy jobs and property tax contributions to Weld County.
“We are very appreciative of those landowners, Weld County officials and our financial and construction partners who have played a critical role in the success of the project,” said John Wycherley, VP of development at Leeward. “The completion of this project would not have been possible without their support, and we look forward to continuing these long-term relationships as we operate the facility going forward.”
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