Wind Energy Project Proposed

Rawlins, WY – A Texas-based wind energy company is making
plans for the construction of a new wind farm in eastern Carbon County.

Project manager Nate Sandvig of Horizon Wind presented plans for the project this week to the Carbon County Commission and the Carbon County Planning Commission.

Sandvig says meteorological towers are being installed in the area now to gather data that will be needed to get financing for the proposed project.

Sandvig says if the project is approved, it would be built in phases and could ultimately be capable of producing 500 megawatts of power.

The new wind farm would be located in the Simpson Ridge area south of Medicine Bow, near PacifiCorp's Arlington wind farm.