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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.


January 18, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Questions emerge as wind projects roll out across SE Wyoming

South of Laramie, there’s a road that goes straight into the plains. Over the hill, it’s just open country, boulders and eventually, a tan house with a large porch facing the Rockies. “I wake up every morning, go get a cup of coffee and just look at the mountains,” said Missy Karamschuster, who’s chosen to live outside of Laramie with her husband to enjoy the open view. She’s worried, though, that a new development called the Rail Tie Wind Project . . . Complete story »


January 17, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

New wind project proposed for Albany County

A new 504-megawatt wind farm stretching across 26,000 acres of private and state land in southeast Albany County could come online as soon as 2022. The Rail Tie Wind Project would flaunt upwards of 151 wind turbines on both sides of Highway 287 just outside Tie Siding and generate enough energy to power over 180,000 homes. Construction could start in the fall of 2021, if the project meets necessary federal and state regulations. Houston-based renewable energy company ConnectGen will serve . . . Complete story »


January 16, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

BOCCC pass New Year resolutions

The Board of Carbon County Commissioners (BOCCC) passed four resolutions during their first meeting of 2020 on January 7, two of which denied conditional use permit applications submitted by the Lucky Star and Two Rivers wind energy projects. Both wind energy projects are being pursued by BlueEarth Renewables out of Calgary, Canada. As was reported previously (see “Coming to an understanding” on page 9 of the August 21, 2019 Saratoga Sun), both projects were to be constructed on a mixture . . . Complete story »


January 16, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Large wind energy project begins permitting process for area near Tie Siding

The views enjoyed while driving along U.S. Highway 287 south of Laramie could include an array of wind turbines if the Rail Tie Wind Project is completed as planned. ConnectGen, a renewable energy development company based out of Houston, Texas, has started the permitting stages of constructing a 504-megawatt wind farm stretching across public and private land on both sides of the highway. The project would encompass 26,000-acres close to Tie Siding. Specific details like the exact number, model and . . . Complete story »


January 10, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Commission rejects wind farm applications at first 2020 meeting

RAWLINS – The saga of the two planned wind farm projects will continue into the spring, according to Carbon County Planning and Zoning Director Sid Fox. He said as much on Tuesday morning at the first Carbon County Commissioners’ meeting of 2020, when the board rejected the conditional use permit applications for the Lucky Star and Two Rivers wind farms. The projects were proposed in September 2018 by BluEarth Renewables, a Canada-based power producer. The two are designed to be built . . . Complete story »


January 8, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Commission rejects wind farm applications at first 2020 meeting

RAWLINS – The saga of the two planned wind farm projects will continue into the spring, according to Carbon County Planning and Zoning Director Sid Fox. He said as much on Tuesday morning at the first Carbon County Commissioners’ meeting of 2020, when the board rejected the conditional use permit applications for the Lucky Star and Two Rivers wind farms. Complete story »


January 2, 2020 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Looking ahead: 2020 could be a big year for wind in Wyoming

Onshore wind energy capacity in the U.S. has continued to climb, reaching over 100 gigawatts in 2019 – enough energy to power about 32 million homes. Despite being a prime spot for wind development, the Equality State still doesn’t come close to leading the country in wind energy production. Just over 1,000 turbines are sprinkled across the state, providing 1,536 megawatts in online wind capacity. But Wyoming wind enthusiasts have stayed hopeful all the same, and their optimism could pay off . . . Complete story »


December 27, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Gordon releases draft corridor protection rules

CASPER – Wyoming boasts the longest mule deer migration corridor on Earth, and the state’s governor appears determined to protect it. A draft executive order issued Monday by Gov. Mark Gordon would establish protections for three existing migration corridors and develop guidelines for identifying additional routes, all while attempting to protect vital energy development for the state. “My goal with this Executive Order is to identify solutions that would both protect our wildlife and support our economy through the multiple-use of . . . Complete story »


December 6, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Public Service Commission approves expansion of Corriedale wind project

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved an expansion of the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project to include an additional five wind turbines during its meeting Thursday afternoon. The application for the wind farm, submitted by Black Hills Power and its subsidiary, Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (aka Black Hills Energy), was initially approved in July. With the commission’s approval Thursday, the project will expand from 16 to 21 wind turbines. The wind farm is expected to open . . . Complete story »


December 5, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Commission to consider expansion of Corriedale wind project

CHEYENNE – After receiving initial approval in July, the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project could soon be expanded to include an additional five wind turbines. The expansion from 16 to 21 turbines will be considered by the Wyoming Public Service Commission during its meeting this afternoon in Cheyenne. The application for the wind farm, submitted by Black Hills Power and its subsidiary, Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company (aka Black Hills Energy), was approved in July. The wind farm initially . . . Complete story »


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