Pavilion Energy commences construction of first wind farm in Idaho

The joint venture has permitted the construction. Idaho partners, LA Wind, are responsible for funding this 80MW permitted project and a future three-state slate estimated to eventually produce 5,000MW, the company said.

The widespread adoption of lower-cost accelerating wind turbines coupled with low cost pumped hydro schemes to store intermittent power, promises to lower the cost of renewable wind energy to compete squarely with coal and gas, the company added.