Friday, November 19, 2010

First Wind Farm to be Built by Utah-based Utility

The first wind farm built by a Utah-based utility will some day provide power to an array of Utah communities--to as far south as Blanding and Enterprise to the northern reaches of the state in Cache County's Hyrum. Constructed by the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, the Horse Butte Wind Project will be located on more than 17,600 acres in Bonneville County, Idaho, near Idaho Falls.

An announcement of the project was mad Thursday by the constortium, which draws on 51 members spanning eight states. The initial installation of 32 wind turbine generators will provide58 megawatts of power to be dilivered to communities in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and California. Deseret News

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