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Study: Wyoming wind energy is relatively cheap

A new study finds wind developers can produce some of the cheapest wind energy in the West in Wyoming, but the energy loses some of its price advantage when delivery costs are considered.

A new study finds wind developers can produce some of the cheapest wind energy in the West in Wyoming, but the energy loses some of its price advantage when delivery costs are considered.

The Wyoming Governor's Office and the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority commissioned the study to look at the cost of producing wind energy in Wyoming and how it compares to other Western states.

The study accounts for construction and maintenance costs, wind resource quality, state and federal taxes, and federal tax credits for wind development.

The study finds that only Montana wind development produces cheaper electricity than Wyoming. When accounting for the cost of delivery to West Coast markets, Wyoming is third behind California and Oregon.

A new study finds wind developers can produce some of the cheapest wind energy in the West in Wyoming, but the energy loses some of its price advantage when delivery costs are considered.

The Wyoming Governor's Office and the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority commissioned the study to look at the cost of producing wind energy in Wyoming and how it compares to other Western states.

The study accounts for construction and maintenance costs, wind resource quality, state and federal taxes, and federal tax credits for wind development.

The study finds that only Montana wind development produces cheaper electricity than Wyoming. When accounting for the cost of delivery to West Coast markets, Wyoming is third behind California and Oregon.


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JUL 2 2010
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