Roundhouse


roundhouse wind

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


Operations


  • Owned by NextEra Energy
  • Project spans approximately 20,000 acres of land
  • Features 82 General Electric wind turbines, estimated to produce energy to power more than 100,000 homes per year
  • Located 10 miles north of Rawhide Energy Station
  • Platte River owns the 19-mile 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

72 MW of wind from the Spring Canyon and Silver Sage wind projects is currently sold to other entities, 60 MW of which will return to Platte River in 2030.