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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 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 »


December 4, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm gets permit for 277 turbines

Wyoming’s Industrial Siting Council has approved a permit for a 277-turbine wind farm that’s planned for construction on the border of Albany and Carbon counties. The council approved the permit application Nov. 20 but is also requiring the wind farm’s developer to meet a number of conditions. Construction is required to begin within three years, and the developer has to provide preference for local hiring, including posting jobs with the local workforce center. The permittee must provide bonding of $33.1 . . . Complete story »


October 22, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wyoming wind farm on track to clear another regulatory hurdle

In the summer of 2007, an independent energy company installed a meteorological tower to test the wind conditions on a ranch in Carbon County. The results revealed what most residents living in and around Rawlins already knew: The site boasted ferocious wind speeds, making it an ideal spot to build one of the country’s most ambitious wind farms. Now, over a decade later, Power Company of Wyoming LLC has moved one step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement needed . . . Complete story »


October 21, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

BLM advances final phase of massive Wyo. wind project

The Bureau of Land Management has completed evaluation of the final phase of a massive Wyoming wind energy project that when built will be the largest power-producing wind farm in North America. The environmental assessment (EA) released today analyzes a site-specific plan of development for the final 396 wind turbines that make up Phase II of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in southeast Wyoming. BLM approved the plan for the project’s first 500 wind turbines in the . . . Complete story »


October 20, 2019 • WyomingPrint storyE-mail story

Wind project’s future in question

The future of a planned wind project between Albany and Carbon counties is now in question. The result of that could mean the loss of $5 million “impact assistance” funding that governments in Carbon and Albany counties were set to receive from the state. That funding is provided from the state to local governments to offset the impact on social services of big industrial projects like wind farms. “At this point, it’s my understanding the project has ceased or stopped . . . Complete story »


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