Texas, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Greenhunter Wind Energy LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GreenHunter Energy Inc., has announced the acquisition of a wind development project, from Wind Revolutions LLC, located in southeastern Wyoming. GreenHunter Wind Energy will own 65% of the project and the Southern Ute Growth Fund will own 35% of the project.
“The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is committed to investing in and supporting alternative energy projects. We are pleased to be partnering with GreenHunter Energy in developing this valuable renewable resource,” said Robert Zahradnik, operating director of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund.
This project, more commonly referred to as Wheatland Wind, will be located on approximately 20,000+ acres of federal BLM land situated near the town of Wheatland, Wyoming. The new project has the potential to generate up to 600 megawatts (MW) of wind energy.
Several existing high voltage transmission lines run near the area and transmission developer Trans-Elect has announced plans to build another large power transmission line in the area which could enhance GreenHunter Energy’s ability to sell power to the grid.