Colorado's renewable portfolio standard is helping to drive new and substantial developments of renewable energy projects. This week, a company named Greenlight Energy received approval from the Washington County Commission to develop a large-scale wind farm near the town of Akron that could provide enough clean energy to meet the annual needs of up to 90,000 homes.

"The community has been very receptive, the location is ideally situated near transmission lines and the state's renewable portfolio standards provide strong incentives for wind energy development." - Matt Hantzmon, Managing Director of Greenlight Energy