New research on wind energy highlights future economic opportunities for Wyoming

Jan 25, 2013

Credit Associated Press

A recent study conducted by the University of Wyoming’s Wind Energy Research Center highlights the benefits of sending Wyoming wind power to California.

Jonathan Naughton, a UW professor in mechanical engineering who co-wrote the study, says his team compared weather forecasts at sites across both states, generating new information to make the case for a state-to-state partnership.  “The resource and the economics alone haven’t convinced states like California to say, ‘yes, we want to buy a lot of Wyoming power’,” says Naughton.

The study was co-sponsored by the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and the US Department of Energy.