Colorado State University and Wind Holding LLC, the developer hired to build the proposed wind farm at Maxwell Ranch, will host a series of open houses on the proposal January 13-15 in northern Colorado. While no formal permit has yet been filed with Larimer County, the meetings allow the public an opportunity to review the proposal and provide input.
All meetings will be 4-7 p.m. on the dates listed below:
Jan. 13: Livermore Community Club, two miles west of U.S. 287 on Red Feather Lakes Road.
Jan. 14: Ault VFW, 100 First Ave., Ault.
Jan. 15: Rice Elementary Flex Room, 7000 Third St., Wellington.
Continuing its role as a national leader in environmental sustainability, Colorado State announced plans in March 2007 to build a wind farm – called the CSU Green Power Project – on roughly 8,000 acres of the university’s 11,000-acre Maxwell Ranch near the Colorado-Wyoming border. The ranch was donated to the university by the Maxwell family in the 1970s for use by the university and for conducting research. The Colorado State University Research Foundation, or CSURF, the private, non-profit advocacy arm of the university, contracted with Wind Holding LLC to develop the facility.
A formal permit application is expected to be filed with Larimer County in February in accordance with new county regulations governing large energy projects.