Utility company completes wind energy projects

WYOMING – PacificCorp, the operator of Wyoming energy utility Rocky Mountain Power, announced it has completed its $3.1-billion wind energy development project in the state.

The investment included four new wind projects located in Carbon and Sweetwater counties – Cedar Springs 1, Cedar Springs 2, Ekola Flats and TB Flats. Together, they total 1,150 megawatts of new generating capability. This development also included construction of 140 miles of high voltage transmission built between Aeolus substation near Medicine Bow and the new Anticline substation near the Jim Bridger power plant east of Rock Springs.

“This achievement is cause for celebrating the hard work of dedicated employees and our contractors, who worked cooperatively with state utility regulators, local county and city officials and community residents to get this job done,” Gary Hoogeveen, president and CEO of Rocky Mountain Power, said. “Everyone involved, inside and outside the company, in working to complete these projects deserves congratulations.”

PacificCorp has announced that it plans to incorporate 3,250 megawatts of solar, wind and storage resources into its energy network. That next step is slated for completion by 2024.