[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

With county approval, Pioneer wind farms await state of Wyoming's OK  

Credit:  By JEREMY FUGLEBERG, Casper Star-Tribune, billingsgazette.com 18 May 2011 ~~

CASPER, Wyo. – Fresh from a go-ahead from the Converse County Commission, the developer and opponents of adjoining wind farms south of Glenrock wrapped up participation Wednesday in a three-day hearing in Douglas before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.

The council, which operates in conjunction with the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, will hear rebuttal testimony and closing statements and deliberate on its decision on June 13.

It’s the next step in the development of the two 31-turbine wind farms along Mormon Canyon Road south of Glenrock, which has been proposed by Wasatch Wind Inc. of Park City, Utah.

Converse County commissioners approved a permit for the two farms on a 4-1 vote on May 10.

The Northern Laramie Range Alliance, a group formed by landowners and others opposed the siting of wind farms and high-power transmission lines in the area, provided testimony at this week’s hearings but chose not to comment until the hearings and deliberations conclude June 13.

Wasatch Wind didn’t return a request for comment after Wednesday’s hearing.

The Industrial Siting Council is a seven-member group that examines the “environmental and socio-economic impacts” of industrial facilities, according to the council’s website.

A permit from the council is required for any wind energy project with 30 or more towers. The Wasatch wind farms, dubbed Pioneer I and II, will generate 100 megawatts of electricity apiece and cost between $180 million to $200 million, according to the company.

If Wasatch receives the permits it needs, it will complete the first wind farm this year, with the second scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.

Source:  By JEREMY FUGLEBERG, Casper Star-Tribune, billingsgazette.com 18 May 2011

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.