The Air Up Here
In April, LCCC's wind energy technology students and Steve Hrkach, instructor in that program, toured the High Plains and McFadden Ridge wind energy project's electrical substation. The substation is used to connect the power from 85 wind turbines (total capacity of 127.5 megawatts) to Rocky Mountain Power's transmission system. Shown here, the group is standing near transmission lines exiting the substation carrying 230,000 volts of electricity. LCCC's wind energy program has been leading the way in educating and training students in this high-growth technical field for several years.