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Tri-State Signs Deal For Eastern Colorado Wind Farm

BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) – The Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has signed a deal to buy power from a proposed wind farm on Colorado’s Eastern Plains.

The Westminster-based association said Wednesday that it will buy the entire output of the 150-megawatt Carousel Wind Farm near Burlington over the next 25 years.

Tri-State, which provides power to 44 rural cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming and New Mexico, says this is its largest wind power purchase agreement to date.

Tri-State said the farm will help it meet renewable energy standards in Colorado and New Mexico but pointed out that it was already searching for a new wind farm before Colorado lawmakers doubled the standard for rural co-ops last year.

The wind farm will be built, operated and owned by NextEra Energy Resources.

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