Xcel Energy Inc. on Friday filed a plan with state regulators to build, own and operate its $1 billion Rush Creek Wind Project, which includes a 600-megawatt wind farm and 90-mile transmission line in eastern Colorado.

As proposed, the Rush Creek wind farm would be Colorado’s biggest wind farm.

Xcel (NYSE: XEL) said the project also will be “one of the state’s most cost-effective wind projects” and will use wind turbines built in Colorado by Vestas Wind Systems, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer that has four manufacturing plants in the state and employs about 4,000 people.

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