Monday, August 04, 2008

Wyoming wind to power Arizona?

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.

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