Coal to Wind Power

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Coal mining in Colorado dates back to 1859, when a pair of men began mining a coal deposit between the gold rush settlements of Denver and Boulder.

The early history of coal mining in Colorado was one of discontent on the part of miners, and periodic confrontations with the mine operators. The work was dangerous, and Colorado’s death rate in the mines was high.

The Huerfano River Wind Farm is a producer of distributed generation (DG) power located ten miles north of Walsenburg, just off of Interstate 25. The farm uses four Sany-made 2 MW turbines and feeds into the San Isabel Electric Association grid.