Rush Creek Connect

Xcel Energy Transmission is proposing to build, own, and operate 600 megawatts (MW) of new wind generation, an approximately 83-mile 345-kV transmission line, and two new substations in eastern Colorado. The proposed 345-kV transmission line will connect the wind farm to our existing Missile Site Substation in Arapahoe County. Pending approvals by county governments, construction on the project began in Spring 2017. The proposed in-service date for the Rush Creek project is October 2018. The estimated cost is $120M.

Project Sponsor Line Miles Voltage (kV) From State To State Year in Service
Xcel Energy Inc. 83 345 CO CO 2018
Estimated Costs ($M) Voltage Type Project Status Project Group Origin Point Destination Point
120 Under Construction Rush Creek Wind Farm Missile Site
Interstate Build Start NERC ISO/RTO Country Project Partners
2017 WECC US