A new study says Wyoming wind energy is the cheapest renewable energy supply for the southwestern U.S., including Arizona. The report by National Grid and Energy Strategies, a London-based transmission and utility firm, concludes that more than half of the country's best quality wind resources also are located in Wyoming. [right, Wyoming Wind Energy Center, Orion Energy]
They project that the western United States will require 116,000 gigawatt hours of energy each year to meet renewable energy portfolio goals.
The proposed $3 billion TransWest Express high-voltage transmission line would connect southern Wyoming with Nevada, Arizona, and California and be completed in 2014.