Two new wind farms to create more than 100 long-term jobs

Rawlins, WY – The Power Co. of Wyoming says the construction and operation of two major wind farms in south-central Wyoming will create more than 1,000 jobs.

The company, which is a subsidiary of the Denver-based Anschutz Corp., is pushing forward with plans to build 1,000 wind turbines near Rawlins.

Power Co. of Wyoming Vice President Roxane Perruso told the Carbon County Commission on Tuesday that the Sierra Madre and Chokecherry wind farms will be built in three phases.

Perruso says the company expects to employ nearly 1,300 people during the peak of construction and more than 100 operational and administrative positions once construction is complete.

Perruso says the company hopes to begin the three-year construction project in 2011.