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Unformatted text preview: r in Logan County is the largest wind farm in Colorado, at 400-MW capacity, generating from 347 General Electric wind turbines. The facility employs 28 full-time employees. The industrial minerals sector reflects the construction activity in Colorado and correlates directly with that sector. With little housing or major highway construction, the mining of these materials is static. For 2010, construction aggregates, including crushed stone, sand, and gravel, were valued at $288 million—a 2.5% increase from 2009. Production tonnage, however, remained steady. Cement production also was stable as were other products in the sector, such as clay (for bricks), lime, gypsum, and bentonite. Other new projects currently under construction are the BP Energy Cedar Creek II projects in Weld County: one is a 100.8-MW capacity project with 63 turbines, and the other is a 150-MW capacity, 60-turbine Nordex site. The Cedar Point wind facility in Lincoln and Elbert counties is a 250-MW capacity project constructed by RES Americas and Enbridge. It...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.

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