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Rocky Mountain Power Upgrades Wyoming Wind Fleet (Ind. Report)
Rocky Mountain Power
Date: 2021-08-25
In Cheyenne, Wyoming, PacifiCorp's Rocky Mountain Power reports it has more than doubled its wind energy production with the recently completed addition of new wind resources and upgrading its existing wind turbine fleet located in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon. The installation of new larger state-of-the-art nacelles and blades increased the output and useful life of about 1,000 mw of existing generating capability from the same wind source.

The program began in 2017 when PacifiCorp announced its $3.1 billion Energy Vision 2020 initiative that included four new wind projects located in Wyoming: Cedar Springs 1, Cedar Springs 2; Ekola Flats; TB Flats, totaling 1,150 MW of new generating capability. (Source: PacifiCorp. Rcky Mountain Power, PR, 23 Aug., 2021) Contact: Rocky Mountain Power, Gary Hoogeveen, Pres., CEO, (800) 222-4335, www.rockymountainpower.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Rocky Mountain Power,  PacifiCorp,  Wind Trubine,  


Wyoming Wind Capacity Doubled in 2020 (Ind. Report)
American Clean Power Association
Date: 2021-02-08
According to a new quarterly report from the Washington, D.C.-based American Clean Power Association , the wind energy sector in the U.S. shattered records in 2020, up 16,913 MW of new wind power capacity was installed in the U.S. -- an 85 pct increase compared to 2019.

In 2020, Wyoming installed 1,123 megawatts of wind power, nearly doubling its capacity and ranked second nationwide, after Texas, led by the state's largest utility, Rocky Mountain Power.

Interestingly, the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council, the regulatory board charged with reviewing big wind project applications has not received a new proposal for a wind project since 2019. (Source: American Clean Power Association, KPVI, 6 Feb., 2021) Contact: American Clean Power Association, (202) 383-2500, www.cleanpower.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Wyoming Wind,  American Clean Power Association ,  


Platte River Power Pursuing 90 pct Renewables by 2036 (Ind. Report)
Platte River Power Authority
Date: 2020-03-04
In Colorado, the not-for-profit Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) utility serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park, reports it is nearing completion of its integrated resource plan to deliver 65 pct renewable energy by 2030, rising to 90 pct by 2036, "contingent on maintaining affordability and reliability."

To that end, Platte River has invested in Roundhouse Renewable Energy, a 225-MW Wyoming wind farm that is expected online before the year end. Platte River is also in negotiations with two final bidders for an up-to-150-MW solar project expected to come online by the end of 2023. Together with the nearly finished 22-MW solar array at Rawhide Energy Station, the new projects will bring Platte River from about 30 pct renewable electricity to 60 pct renewable energy. (Source: Platte River Power Authority, Coloradoan, 26 Feb., 2020) Contact: Platte River Power Authority, Jason Frisbie, CEO, 970-226-4000, www.prpa.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Platte River Power Authority,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  


Rail Tie Wyoming Wind Seeks WAPA Interconnection (Ind Report)
ConnectGen Albany County ,WAPA
Date: 2020-01-13
The Lakewood, Colorado-based Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) reports its considering ConnectGen Albany County LLC's proposed 151-turbine, 504-MWW Rail Tie Wind Project in the town of Tie Siding, Wyoming.

WAPA is evaluating ConnectGen's interconnection request to connect the Rail Tie Wind Project to WAPA's existing Ault-Craig 345-kilovolt line in Albany County, Wyoming.

Because this project involves an action by the federal government, WAPA will prepare an environmental impact statement for the interconnection request and proposed wind project in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

In addition to the turbines, the proposed project would include access roads, collection lines, substations, control buildings, meteorological towers and other related infrastructure. If WAPA decides to approve the interconnection request after the environmental process is complete, WAPA would construct, own, operate and maintain a connection with the existing transmission line and a switch yard to control power flow onto the existing line. (Source: WAPA, PR, North Forty News, 11 Jan., 2020) Contact: WAPA, 720-962-7000, RailTieWind@wapa.gov, www.wapa.gov; ConnectGEN LLC, (346) 998-2020, www.connectgenllc.com

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EWEB Offloads Wyoming Wind Farm Stake (Ind. Report, M&A)
PacifiCorp, Eugene Water & Electric
Date: 2019-08-16
PacifiCorp is reporting the purchase of the Eugene Water & Electric Board's (EWEB) 21 pct stake in the south-central Wyoming Foote 1 wind farm for $1.7 million.

EWEB operated the facility for two decades and acknowledge a loss on the sale. EWEB originally invested $13 million in the $60 million wind farm which cost the utility $880,900 per year to maintain and operate the wind farm.

As previously reported, PacifiCorp plans to upgrade the 41.4-MW wind farm by replacing the facility's original 68, 600-kilowatt wind turbines with 13 new, state-of-the-art units. (Source: Eugene Water & Electric, Register-Guard, 15 Aug., 2019)Contact: EWEB, 541-685-7000, www.eweb.org; PacifiCorp, www.pacificorp.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News PacifiCorp.,  Wind,  Eugene Water & Electric,  


Black Hills Energy Planning $57Mn Wyoming Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Black Hills Energy
Date: 2018-12-19
Rapid City, South Dakota-based Black Hills Energy reports it is seeking South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approval for a Renewable Ready Service Tariff to offer renewable energy resources to large commercial and industrial customers and government agencies.

The proposal would give large scale customers the option of purchasing renewable energy resources through a subscription program to fulfill up to 100 percent of their electricity needs for periods ranging from 5 to 25 years.

Additionally, Black Hills Energy is seeking to construct a 40-MW wind-energy facility near Cheyenne, Wyoming. If approved, the $57 million Corriedale Wind Energy Project would come online in the fall of 2020. Black Hills Energy's utility and power-generation subsidiaries operate 89 megawatts of wind-generation facilities that serve utility customers in Colorado. Another 60-megawatt wind project in Colorado is expected to be in service by the end of 2019. (Source: Black Hills Energy, Rapid City Journal, 17 Dec., 2018)Contact: Black Hills Energy, www.blackhillsenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Black Hills Energy,  Wind,  

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