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Wyoming on track to double its wind power

Despite the recognizable landscape of wind turbines standing sentinel between Casper and Laramie, Wyoming still lags far behind the biggest wind states in the country. But that is expected to slowly change. Wyoming is one of seven states in the country on track to double the amount of energy it can produce from wind power, … Continue reading Wyoming on track to double its wind power

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Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

Most powerful land-based wind turbines to date emerge as U.S. wind power continues strong growth. even states, from Nebraska to Massachusetts, will soon build enough wind turbines to more than double their capacity to generate clean and reliable wind energy, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2018 Market … Continue reading Seven states to double their wind power in near term as Q3 wind farm development picks up

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Two large wind power projects are being proposed in Wyoming

Two large wind energy projects that would generate a combined 780 megawatts of electricity are being proposed in southcentral Wyoming. The Rawlins Times reports the projects were presented to the Carbon County Commission this week by a representative of Intermountain Wind LLC. The Boulder, Colorado-based firm is a consultant for BluEarth Renewables of Calgary, Canada. … Continue reading Two large wind power projects are being proposed in Wyoming

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Wyoming wind farm could power northern Colorado cities

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, which would be operated by Utah-based Enyo Renewable Energy, would use 75 turbines to generate 150 megawatts of energy annually for homes in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park. If approved, the wind farm would become one of northern Colorado’s largest sources of wind … Continue reading Wyoming wind farm could power northern Colorado cities

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Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

The Wyoming Public Service Commission on Thursday approved PacifiCorp moving ahead with a significant wind and transmission expansion plan that would add enough new wind energy to power more than 400,000 average homes by 2020. In a bench decision, the Wyoming PSC approved a settlement agreement between PacifiCorp, the Wyoming Industrial Energy Consumers, the Wyoming … Continue reading Wyoming approval advances PacifiCorp wind expansion

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Goldwind Americas Partners With Viridis Eolia, LLC On 1,870 MW Wyoming Wind Power Project

Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002202, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited: 2208), announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Viridis Eolia, LLC, (Viridis), a Wyoming corporation, for the conditional supply of up to 1,870 megawatts of Goldwind Permanent Magnet … Continue reading Goldwind Americas Partners With Viridis Eolia, LLC On 1,870 MW Wyoming Wind Power Project

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Transforming Wyoming into wind energy leader comes with challenges

David Throgmorton was ready for an energy boom in 2008. He bought vocational training kits for high school and middle school students. He helped establish a festival to promote a new energy future. He even preached a new tomorrow to grade school students. But here in Carbon County, where fossil fuels once were king, Throgmorton … Continue reading Transforming Wyoming into wind energy leader comes with challenges

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UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

UpWind Solutions, a fully-owned subsidiary of Vestas, expands multi-brand footprint with addition of 15 MidAmerican Energy and PacifiCorp sites throughout Iowa, Wyoming and Oregon. UpWind Solutions is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-site service contract with Berkshire Hathaway Energy and its subsidiaries MidAmerican Energy Co. and PacifiCorp, to provide maintenance services for 1.75 … Continue reading UpWind Solutions signs service contract for 1.75 GW of GE 1.5 MW wind turbines

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Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

California regulators could achieve savings in water use, electricity rates and greenhouse emissions by turning to Wyoming wind power to help offset the natural ups and downs of wind and solar power in their state, according to a University of Wyoming report released Monday. The reason: Wyoming’s wind patterns tend to be opposite of those … Continue reading Wyoming wind power could help offset ups and downs of California renewables

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Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

Iberdrola Renewables today announced a 25-year contract to supply Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. (Tri-State) – a wholesale electric power supplier owned by 44 electric cooperatives and public power districts across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming – with renewable energy from the planned Twin Buttes II Wind Project.   Tri-State will purchase the … Continue reading Iberdrola and Tri-State G & T Sign Wind Energy Agreement

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Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with the release of a federal environmental study. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Friday opened a 30-day period in which it will accept any protests against land-use changes for the TransWest Express project … Continue reading Wyoming-to-California lines for wind power clear hurdle

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Wind power would light Los Angeles

An alliance of four companies proposed an $8 billion wind energy project Tuesday that within a decade could send wind power generated on the plains of Wyoming to households in Southern California. If approved and financed, the sprawling venture would produce wind power equivalent to the output of a large nuclear power plant by creating … Continue reading Wind power would light Los Angeles

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TransAlta Renewables Announces Acquisition of 144 MW Wind Farm

TransAlta Renewables Inc. (“TransAlta Renewables” or the “Company”) (TSX: RNW) and TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta”) (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) announced today that TransAlta Renewables, through a wholly owned subsidiary of TransAlta, will acquire the economic interest in a 144 megawatt (MW) wind farm in Wyoming for approximately US$102 million from an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, … Continue reading TransAlta Renewables Announces Acquisition of 144 MW Wind Farm

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Wind energy from Wyoming could compete with natural gas by 2025

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory has issued a report showing that wind- and solar-generated power in the West could be cost competitive even without federal subsidies. The group looked at the untapped renewable energy resources that still will be available after 2025. That is when many renewable energy mandates are set … Continue reading Wind energy from Wyoming could compete with natural gas by 2025

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Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

Power Company of Wyoming, LLC on Tuesday announced U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed a record of decision authorizing the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy site in Carbon County, Wyo. south of Rawlins. Colorado’s neighbor to the north may soon be home to the largest wind farm in the nation. “Wyoming, … Continue reading Salazar approves nation’s largest wind farm

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Interior department authorizes Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind energy project site

After extensive environmental analysis and stakeholder collaboration, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed the Record of Decision approving the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy site located in Carbon County, Wyoming as suitable for wind energy development. Advancing President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy for expanding domestic energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken … Continue reading Interior department authorizes Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind energy project site

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US Approves 3000 Megawatts of Wind Power Projects in Wyoming

The U.S. has approved the development of two wind energy projects in Wyoming that may generate as much as 3,000 megawatts, enough electricity for almost 1 million homes. The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has approved the site for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, a 3 GW wind farm proposed for … Continue reading US Approves 3000 Megawatts of Wind Power Projects in Wyoming

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