New Wind Projects To Bring Jobs To Carbon County

Rocky Mountain Power has announced four new wind projects in Wyoming, two of which are expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to Carbon County. The goal is to have the projects completed by 2020, when a federal production tax credit expires. The largest wind farm will be a 500 megawatt project in Carbon and Albany counties. With another 250 megawatt facility to be built solely in Carbon County. According to a statement from Rocky Mountain Power CEO Cindy Crane, the projects will significantly expand the company’s Wyoming wind fleet, while also benefiting the state and local economies. The four combined projects are expected to generate between 1,100 and 1,600 construction jobs and more than 200 full-time positions. Rocky Mountain Power says Wyoming will receive a $120 million boost in tax revenue from the construction phase and an annual tax income of $14 million by 2024.  Construction is expected to begin in 2019,  pending permit approval, right of way access and state commission agreement.

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