Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project


roundhouse wind

Commercial operation: 2020
Unit name: Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project
Net capacity: 225 MW
Fuel type: wind energy
Operations: intermittent


Operations


  • Owned by NextEra Energy
  • Project spans across approximately 20,000 acres of land
  • Features 82 General Electric wind turbines, estimated to produce energy to power 100,000 per year
  • Located 10 miles north of Rawhide Energy Station
  • Platte River entered into an agreement to purchase the 230-kilovolt generator outlet line that will carry power from Roundhouse to Rawhide Energy Station

Financials


  • Purchase power agreement through 2042
  • Lowest cost wind energy source on the Platte River system
  • Long-term fixed pricing to mitigate future price risk

Environmental


  • Renewable source of energy
  • Zero air emissions

Medicine Bow


medicine bow windmills

Commercial operation: 1998 (phase 1)
Unit name: Medicine Bow Wind Project
Net capacity: 6 MW
Fuel type: wind energy
Operations: intermittent

Operations


  • Owned by Skyline Renewables and operated by Gamesa
  • Resource operates in winds 9 miles per hour to 56 miles per hour
  • Resource averages 33% capacity factor on an annual basis

Financials


  • Purchase power agreement through 2033
  • Known annual pricing with fixed escalation

Environmental


  • Renewable source of energy
  • Zero air emissions

Spring Canyon


spring canyon windmills

Commercial operation: 2014
Unit name: Spring Canyon Wind Energy Center
Net capacity: 60 MW
Fuel type: Wind energy
Operations: intermittent

Operations


  • As of June 2020, Spring Canyon RECs and associated energy have been sold and cannot be claimed as a renewable resource by Platte River or its owner communities until its return to Platte River’s system on June 1, 2030. This sale allowed Platte River to take additional capacity from the lower-cost Roundhouse Renewable Wind Energy Project.
  • Owned by Clearway Energy and operated by Invenergy Wind LLC
  • Coordinated metering, scheduling and integration
  • Capacity factor of approximately 40%

Financials


  • Purchase power agreement through 2039
  • Long-term fixed pricing to mitigate future price risk

Environmental


  • Improved efficiency versus older turbine designs
  • Renewable source of energy
  • Zero air emissions

 

Silver Sage


silver sage windmills

Commercial operation: 2009
Unit name: Silver Sage Windpower Project
Net capacity: 12 MW
Fuel type: wind energy
Operations: intermittent

Operations


  • As of October 2018, Silver Sage RECs and associated energy have been sold and cannot be claimed as a renewable resource by Platte River or its owner communities
  • Resource operates in winds 8 miles per hour to 56 miles per hour
  • Resource averages 36% capacity factor on an annual basis

Financials


  • Purchase power agreement through 2029
  • Known annual pricing with fixed escalation
  • Right to own facility in future

Environmental


  • Renewable source of energy
  • Zero air emissions