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Proposed Wyoming wind farm could power Colorado cities

Posted: 12:21 PM, Aug 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-19 18:21:11Z

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A proposed wind energy project in southern Wyoming could provide power to more than 70,000 homes in several communities in northern Colorado.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle  reports  the Roundhouse Renewable Energy Project, which would be operated by Utah-based Enyo Renewable Energy, would use 75 turbines to generate 150 megawatts of energy annually for homes in Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont and Estes Park.

If approved, the wind farm would become one of northern Colorado’s largest sources of wind power.

The Fort Collins City Council, as well as the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s industrial siting council, must approve the project, which could be completed as early as 2020.

The total projected cost of the wind farm has not been released.