Economic Development Impacts of Colorado’s First 1,000 Megawatts of Wind Energy


United States National Renewable Energy Laboratory
S. Reategui
S. Tegen
1 January 2009

This report analyses the economic impact of Colorado’s first 1,000 MW of wind energy development and not only provides a summary of jobs, land lease payments, and other revenue, but also provides a sense of the economic development opportunities associated with other new wind project scenarios including the 20% Wind Energy by 2030 scenario.