Wyoming continues on its path to help power the West and beyond. In addition to the 140-mile Gateway West transmission project currently under construction, Rocky Mountain Power is now installing four massive transformers at the Aeolus Substation approximately 10 miles northwest of Medicine Bow.
The substation will be the collection point for energy produced by new wind projects, also under construction in Wyoming, and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.
The new transformers will step up the voltage from 230,000 volts to 500,000 volts, helping distribute power across transmission lines more efficiently as it’s transmitted to a new substation near the Jim Bridger power plant at Point of Rocks, Wyoming.
This is all part of Rocky Mountain Power’s Energy Vision 2020 initiative to significantly expand the amount of renewable energy being used by adding new wind generation, upgrading existing wind farms and building new transmission—while keeping energy costs low for our customers.
By the end of 2020, we will have added 1,150 megawatts of new wind resources to the state, along with creating new jobs and tax revenues. It’s an investment to help ensure Wyoming will continue to shape the nation’s energy future.← Back to All Stories