- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The developer of a wind farm near Glenrock says the 46-turbine facility will be operational by the end of the year.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1MoIBfS ) sPower spokeswoman Naomi Keller says work began on the 80-megawatt Pioneer Wind Park in February and commercial operations will start sometime this year. Salt Lake City-based sPower took over ownership of the wind farm from Wasatch Wind in August.

The company still faces challenges to completing the project.

Keller says sPower is working to get a permit from wildlife officials to ensure birds are protected from the turbines. The company is also involved in a lawsuit brought by the Northern Laramie Range Alliance, alleging sPower doesn’t have the financial capacity to construct the project.

The suit is before the Converse County District Court.



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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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