A new study says energy generated from Wyoming wind could help California residents save up to one billion dollars annually in electricity costs. California’s renewable portfolio standard – or RPS – requires the state to get 33-percent of its energy from renewables by 2020. The Wyoming Infrastructure Authority commissioned the economic analysis.
A high-voltage transmission line, known as Gateway West, has been approved by the Department of the Interior. The power line will stretch 900 miles across Wyoming and into western Idaho and will transport renewable and conventionally-derived energy.