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NIYOL WIND PROJECT

200 Megawatts of Clean Energy in Logan County and Northeastern Colorado

Since 2003, NextEra Energy Resources' subsidiaries have been helping fuel the state’s economic growth and quality of life and moving our country toward energy independence. To date, we have invested more than $2.7 billion in Colorado, including eight operational wind energy centers and four operational solar projects.

The Niyol Wind Project features:

  • 74 GE wind turbines capable of generating approximately 206 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy.
  • Construction in February 2021: 
    • Feb. 1, 2021 – break ground on laydown yards and transmission line
    • Feb. 22, 2021 – first material deliveries begin
    • March 22, 2021 – wind farm construction begins
    • June – Sept. 2021 – wind turbine deliveries
    • Oct. 2021 – construction expected to be complete
 
COMMUNITY BENEFITS

Bringing Economic Opportunities

 

Wind farms are compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of farm viability in Colorado and many other areas across the country. They can also generate significant economic benefits for the communities that host them.

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Employment Opportunities

Niyol Wind will create local employment opportunities, including up to 250 construction and 6-7 good-paying, full-time jobs to maintain and operate.

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Landowners Payments

The project provides approximately $25 million* in payments to Northeastern Colorado landowners - stable, reliable income families can depend on, regardless of weather.

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County Tax Revenue

The project provides approximately $24 million* in additional revenue for Northeastern Colorado, money that can enhance local roads, schools and services.

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Local Spending

Wind farms provide indirect income to local businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caterers and other companies.

*Estimated over first 30 years of the project. All figures are estimated and subject to change.