The New Energy Frontier
What started out as open plains and ranchlands is rapidly becoming a leading outpost on the new energy frontier. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Southeast Colorado’s wind speed and consistency make it an ideal location for wind farms.
Southeast Colorado is already home to two of the state’s largest wind farms. Lamar Community College is creating a program to train workers for the specialized maintenance required by wind turbines.
Southeast Colorado also produces fossil fuels. Active wells across the region feed oil and natural gas pipelines.