Infrastructure Improvements To Support Rocky Mountain Power Wind, Transmission

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Carbon County, Wyo., and Rocky Mountain Power officials gathered on Tuesday to commemorate the completion of the new Ekola bridge, as well as the resurfacing of 10 miles of County Road 121 in Carbon County.

Funded by Energy Vision 2020, the $3.2 million bridge and road improvements are part of the company’s infrastructure development plan to support construction of the expanded Gateway West transmission line across southwestern Wyoming.

Energy Vision 2020 adds three new wind projects in Wyoming that will provide a total 1,150 MW of new wind energy capacity. It also includes a new 140-mile, high-voltage transmission line and the repowering of the company’s existing wind fleet to boost output by more than 25% and extend the life of the wind turbines.

“This is an exciting initiative that will significantly expand the company’s Wyoming wind fleet and benefit both state and local economies,” says Cindy Crane, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. “We look forward to the benefits the projects will bring to all our customers in the form of low-cost renewable energy and a more robust transmission system.”

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