The Wyoming Wind Coalition, a group working to promote wind energy in the state, is welcoming its latest member, LogiLube LLC, which describes itself as Wyoming’s first wind industry manufacturer.
LogiLube develops products that combine Internet of Things sensors, cloud computing and advanced condition monitoring technology to help companies track the condition of machinery used in energy production, including for the wind and oil and gas industries. The company says its Wyoming-produced products, such as the LogiLube SmartGear, contribute to lowering the levelized cost of energy for turbine operators by increasing the productivity, reliability and lifespan of the drivetrain.
The coalition, a project driven by The Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs, plans to promote new and current wind development that will strengthen economic growth and diversification in the state, create new jobs, and expand Wyoming’s tax base.
“Joining developers, turbine manufacturers and other wind energy-related businesses, LogiLube’s addition to the Wyoming Wind Coalition adds to the diversity of its membership in a way I think the coalition founders envisioned,” comments Jonathan Naughton, director of the University of Wyoming’s Wind Energy Research Center. “The benefits a product-oriented company like LogiLube brings to the state of Wyoming, such as jobs and tax revenue, complement other positive contributions of wind energy to the Wyoming economy.”
LogiLube says it has added eight direct jobs to Wyoming’s economy within the last three years and plans to add five more full-time positions in 2018. The company is also expanding to Europe.