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Babcock & Brown and BP Alternative Energy have announced full commercial operation of their joint development venture, Cedar Creek wind farm in Weld County, Colo. The 300.5 MW facility has been delivered on time, on budget and without any lost-time incidents during its construction, according to Babcock & Brown.

General contractor Mortenson Construction has received industry recognition for construction performance of one of the largest single-build wind projects in the U.S.

"The folks who built Cedar Creek have shown how a project like this can be done in the right way - working with landowners and local elected officials and building a major project with a superb safety record," says Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo.

Construction of the 274-wind turbine facility began in December 2006. Phase one of the development, totaling 280.5 MW, became commercially operational in November. The final 20 MW has now been brought online. The power produced from the Cedar Creek wind farm is sold to the Public Service Co. of Colorado, a subsidiary of Xcel Energy Inc.

Babcock & Brown is the managing member and operator of Cedar Creek.


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