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Wyoming Wind Energy

  • Production/Generation:
    • Production: 3,247 thousand megawatthours (MWh) generated in 2010
  •  Resources and Infrastructure:
    • Installed capacity: 1,415 megawatts (MW)
    • 11th in nation for installed capacity
    • 8th in nation for wind resources
    • Approximately 957 turbines
    • 14 wind energy facilities in 29 phases/units
  • Taxes:
    • Property taxes paid to Wyoming: approx. $10.5 million in 2010
    • Lease payments to Wyoming: approx. $4 million in 2010

WORKS CITED

(EIA, 2012) United States Energy Information Administration (EIA). “Wyoming: State Profile and Energy Estimates.” Retrieved October 2012 from:  http://www.eia.gov/beta/state/?sid=WY


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