Bioenergy, Project Development, Wind Power

Happy Jack Windpower Project to Power Cheyenne

In 2008, when the 30-megawatt (MW) Happy Jack Windpower Project becomes fully operational, it will provide Cheyenne with 100,000,000 kilowatt-hours per year of safe, reliable wind energy at a competitive price. The 20-year renewable energy purchase agreement with Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power is the company’s first renewable energy generating project.

“The ample wind resource available near Cheyenne makes it an ideal location for the operation of a wind-powered renewable energy project,” said David Marks, president of Tierra Energy. The Happy Jack Windpower Project, which will be constructed on 750 acres of land eight miles west of Cheyenne, will be adjacent to the city’s Happy Jack landfill. “The City of Cheyenne endorses the development of renewable energy facilities such as the one proposed by Tierra and views the Happy Jack site as an ideal location for a wind energy project,” said Mayor Jack Spiker. Since the location is owned by Cheyenne, the Happy Jack Windpower Project will provide the city with annual royalty payments. Happy Jack Windpower, LLC, is a subsidiary of Tierra Energy, LLC; Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power is a subsidiary of Black Hills Corporation.