It’s their land, they can do what they want with it.
Wind and solar help support farm and ranch families for generations to come.
Average of $11 million per year in land lease payments from wind farms to family ranchers and farms.
Wind and solar are homegrown resources, just like our other energy sources.
Today, Wyoming produces 15 times more energy than it consumes making it the biggest net energy supplier in the US.
More generation = More Revenue | Higher Taxes ≠ More Revenue
Through 2019, wind and solar have invested over $3.4 billion in Wyoming.
Rocky Mountain Power’s Energy Vision 2020 adds an additional 1,150 megawatts of wind, and between new development and upgrades to the transmission system there are already 900 construction workers busy in Wyoming.
Wyoming has great wind potential from intense wind that comes through the mountain passes and across the prairie land.
Wyoming is 26th nationally in renewable energy generation as a percent of total state generation , just edging out Utah (27th) and Arizona (28th), but trailing other states in our region, like Idaho (3rd), South Dakota (5th), Montana (9th), North Dakota (12th), and Colorado (17th).
Wyoming is 17th in total wind generation, trailing New Mexico, North Dakota, and Colorado; while South Dakota, Idaho, and Montana are just behind.
Wind and solar provide needed revenue to our communities and state budget.
Wind helps to diversity our state economy
Wind projects provide $8 million in tax revenue on average annually to local and state governments.
New transmission lines to support the increase in wind power pass through Carbon and Sweetwater Counties, providing them and surrounding municipalities with over $8 million in impact assistance.