Wyoming Wind

Wyoming is the largest exporter of energy in the United States and ranks first in terms of land-based class 6 and 7 wind sites. This site is a tool to provide information about wind energy, Wyoming's wind energy potential and associated industry, and a source for news and updates. 

 

Economic Benefits

Local Impacts

Wind farms produce benefits for their local communities. ​

State Impacts

The wind industry provides benefits at the statewide level. 

 

National Impacts

The fastest growing job in the United States is wind technician. 

 

News

Project Development

Wind farms go through a multi-level permitting process to ensure that environmental standards, climate and land use concerns, and reclamation requirements are met. 

 

Depending on the project site, development teams may have to go through local, state, and federal permitting steps. 

 

 

The State of Wyoming created the Natural Resources and Energy Exploration tool to help project teams assess the energy, environmental, cultural, socioeconomic and infrastructural assets of a potential site. 

 
 
 

Jan 01, 2020

Looking ahead: 2020 could be a big year for wind in Wyoming

Onshore wind energy capacity in the U.S. has continued to climb, reaching over 100 gigawatts in 2019 – enough energy to power about 32 million homes.

Dec 19, 2019

Wyoming’s largest wind farm extends construction schedule

An approved change in the construction schedule of the largest wind farm in Wyoming doesn’t mean that the project south of Rawlins has been delayed.       

Dec 06, 2019

Public Service Commission approves expansion of Corriedale wind project

The Wyoming Public Service Commission approved an expansion of the planned Corriedale Wind Energy Project to include an additional five wind turbines during its meeting Thursday afternoon.

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Wind Wyoming is a public outreach initiative. We work to promote opportunities for public engagement, increase knowledge on wind energy facts and how they relate to Wyoming, and build a network of wind energy advocates.