Defeat of Wyo. bill removes hurdle from 1,000-turbine wind project

After the defeat of a Wyoming Senate bill that would have placed spending restrictions on utility-scale wind projects, Power Co. of Wyoming will meet with state regulators next month to determine how best to proceed with its proposed 1,000-turbine Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project. The company withheld its application in January because the project would not have complied with the bill, which would have directed projects of a certain size to spend at least 25% of their projected cost in the first two years of approval, a company spokeswoman said.

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