On June 28, 2018, State Senators and Representatives toured the 600 megawatt Rush Creek Wind Farm under construction in Matheson, Colorado, about an hour and half southeast from Denver. The project, developed by Xcel Energy, came online in July. Vestas, the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, and Colorado Farm Bureau joined the tour.
GRID Alternatives, in partnership with Denver Housing Authority, runs a Solar Training Academy. On June 27th, GRID hosted a tour of E-Light Electric and Namaste Solar to connect students with potential employers and show them a day in the solar industry. Representatives from Vote Solar and the Colorado State Senate Minority President, Lucia Guzman, were also in attendance. The academy program provides local, disadvantaged youth on-site training for solar, electrical, and general construction skills. The program grants graduating students industry-recognized certificates from Solar Energy International.