CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Chicago-based company has proposed building a 120-megawatt wind farm in northwestern Unita County in southwest Wyoming.
The proposed facility by Invenergy would erect between 50 and 70 turbines and produce enough electricity to power roughly 40,000 homes.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1rCKxIp ) that the company has secured a special use permit from county commissioners and is expected to file an application with the state Industrial Siting Council this year.
No new wind farms have been built in Wyoming since 2010 because of a lack of transmission capacity.
But Krista Mann of Invenergy says the proposed Uinta facility is near an existing wind farm with transmission lines.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com