Holy Cross Energy announced plans to develop a wind farm in Eastern Colorado that will nearly double the electric co-op’s supply of renewable energy.
Holy Cross will buy wind energy from the soon-to-be-constructed Arriba Wind Farm in Lincoln County. That energy will be enough to supply about 30 percent of Holy Cross’ annual energy requirements.
Holy Cross currently sources 39 percent of their energy from clean and renewable sources.
CEO Bryan Hannegan says the new deal means the company will meet its goal to get 70 percent of its energy from renewable sources about eight years earlier than expected.
"It allows us to deliver on our promise of providing affordable reliable power safely, while increasingly doing so in a more sustainable way," he said.
Hannegan says Holy Cross expects Arriba Wind Farm to start providing energy in 2022.