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Learn About Windsource

 


Windsource is the largest customer-driven wind energy program in the country. Through Windsource, wind power is sold in 100 kilowatt-hour blocks. Xcel Energy charges an addition $2.50 cents per block above regular electricity rates for wind.

The average Xcel Energy electric customer uses approximately 600 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month. Xcel Energy now has more than 29,000 customers in its Windsource program in Colorado, including more than 400 businesses and four wholesale customers.

If you are an Xcel Energy customer, you decide how much wind energy they want to use. You can purchase one block, designate all of your monthly kilowatt-hours to wind -- or something in between.

Wind power is produced in Colorado from one of two wind farms. The Ponnequin Wind Farm near the Wyoming Border just east of Interstate 25 currently has 44 turbines that can generate up to 30 MW of electricity. The Peetz Wind Farm is a 33-turbine wind farm located near Peetz, CO, just south of the Nebraska border.

Xcel is one of the major electric suppliers for Colorado but there are also several other rural and local providers that offer service for the rest of Colorado's population. If you would like to sign up for clean wind energy, which produces no air, land or water emissions, visit the Grassroots Campaign for Wind Power web site to locate the provider for your region and sign up to:

Buy Wind Power!



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