Udall, Bennet tout stimulus funding of new wind project in NE Colorado

A 30-megawatt wind-energy project in northeastern Colorado with the potential to expand to 650 megawatts will get $2.5 million in stimulus funds, according to a joint release Thursday from Sens. Mark Udall and Michael Bennet.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through the Department of Energy was one of five projects announced Thursday that will leverage an additional $167 million in local government and private sector funding.

The 30-megawatt Northeast Colorado (NECO) Wind Project will be located in Phillips County, although the project at 650-megawatt build-out would be spread over Phillips, Sedgwick and Logan counties. Both senators praised the project as an innovative way for rural Colorado to spur economic recovery and energy independence.

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