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Lawmakers consider changing the rules for small wind farms that sell to Wyoming utilities

November 21, 2017 in News

Wyoming wind is in demand, but as the industry changes so should the regulations that govern it, according to some state lawmakers.

Small wind farms that have cropped up in the state benefit from a ‘70s-era federal law meant to open a niche for developers in the monopoly that is the electricity market in places like Wyoming.

Large utilities like Rocky Mountain Power have to buy the electricity that these small producers generate on a 20-year-contract. But Wyoming has some wiggle room on how that law is applied.

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