Permitting To Begin For 100-turbine Wyoming Wind Farm
Written by Associated Press on June 21, 2021
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Construction of a southeastern Wyoming wind farm could start as soon as 2023 after permitting begins this summer.
The Rock Creek Wind Project south of Rock River will have around 100 turbines standing close to 600 feet (200 meters) tall, the Laramie Boomerang reports.
The wind farm would be able to generate up to 590 megawatts, or enough power for roughly 675,000 average-sized homes.
Chicago-based Invenergy seeks to build the wind farm mainly on private land straddling the Albany and Carbon county lines.
Invenergy also built the nearby Ekola Flats and TB Flats wind projects. Both are now owned by PacifiCorp.
Invenergy likewise would transfer ownership of the Rock Creek project to a utility.
The project would require about 350 construction jobs and 20-30 full-time jobs once operational, possibly by the end of 2024.