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Wyoming powers the nation

From the early coal mines that fueled the American industrial revolution, to the massive power plants that electrify the West and beyond, Wyoming has played a major role in shaping the nation’s energy future for generations.

And now, the state will continue to be an energy production trailblazer. As part of our Energy Vision 2020 project, Rocky Mountain Power is at work in Wyoming, building three new wind farms that will add 1,150 megawatts of wind resources, upgrading existing wind turbines and constructing 140-mile high-voltage transmission line – all to serve Rocky Mountain Power customers with cost-effective energy.

Just as important for the local Wyoming communities are the estimated 1,100 to 1,600 new construction jobs, along with investments and improvements to the state’s infrastructure, including roads and bridges. Energy Vision 2020 will contribute approximately $70 million in tax revenue during construction, with an additional $11 million annually forecast for 2021 but estimated to grow to $14 million annually by 2024.

“Working in partnership with community leaders and active citizens, we continue to forge new ways to maintain Wyoming’s place as a national powerhouse in energy production,” said Gary Hoogeveen, Rocky Mountain Power president and CEO, during a wind farm groundbreaking in Carbon County. “This achievement is an important milestone in a long history of Rocky Mountain Power’s investment in Wyoming.”

Energy Vision 2020 is an essential next step to ensure Wyoming’s robust energy future—offering both immediate and long-term benefits. It’s creating new jobs now and a diversified economy down the road, while delivering cost-effective wind energy to the state and across the entire West.

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