Rush Creek Connect

Voltage: 345 kV line

Estimated length: 83 miles

Estimated cost: $120 million

In-service date: December 7, 2018

The Rush Creek wind farm was placed in operation in December 2018.This project includes a 600 megawatt (MW) wind farm, an approximately 83-mile 345 kilovolt (kV) transmission line and two new substations in eastern Colorado. The 345 kV transmission line connects the wind farm to our existing Missile Site Substation in Arapahoe County. The final segment of the transmission line was energized in August 2018. The wind farm covers 95,000 acres in Elbert, Lincoln, Kit Carson and Cheyenne Counties. The transmission line route passes through Lincoln, Elbert, and Arapahoe Counties.

Powering Benefits

The project will:

  • Create hundreds of jobs and bring more than $1 billion into the regional economy
  • Build 300 Vestas wind turbines at facilities in Brighton, Pueblo and Windsor
  • Provide the lowest-cost wind energy on our Colorado system.
  • Deliver clean, renewable energy
  • Eliminate one million tons of carbon each year.
  • Support energy industry innovation in the state.

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