Wyoming Wind Farm Could Power Utah Cities

FPL Energy, PPM Energy and Governor David Freudenthal joined about 200 guests near Evanston, Wyoming to dedicate FPL Energy’s Wyoming Wind Energy Center. The wind farm is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 43,000 homes. Construction of the 80 wind turbines at the wind farm began late in 2003. “Renewable energy sources certainly play a role in giving Wyoming a diverse energy portfolio,” Freudenthal said. “We have good reason to welcome wind development and the showcase it provides for Wyoming and its array of natural resources.” The 144 MW facility is owned and operated by FPL Energy, and was developed by Orion Energy. PPM Energy purchases all of the output from the facility under a long-term contract and markets the output to wholesale customers, including 19 cities in Utah. “Wyoming in general has a great wind resource that can bring clean, renewable energy to customers in Utah, Wyoming, California and throughout the West,” PPM CEO Terry Hudgens said.

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