Rocky Mountain Power and Carbon County Officials Celebrate New Bridge and Road Improvements

July 31, 2018

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CARBON COUNTY, Wyo. — Carbon County and Rocky Mountain Power officials gathered today to commemorate the completion of the new Ekola bridge, as well as the resurfacing of 10 miles of County Road 121 in Carbon County.

Funded by Energy Vision 2020, the $3.2 million bridge and road improvements are part of the company’s infrastructure development plan to support construction of the expanded Gateway West transmission line across southwestern Wyoming.

“We value our great partnerships with organizations like Carbon County Road & Bridge that enable us to make positive impacts and meaningful investments in communities as we move forward with Energy Vision 2020,” said Rita Meyer, Rocky Mountain Power’s Wyoming vice president.

Energy Vision 2020 adds three new wind projects in Wyoming that will provide a total 1,150 MW of new wind energy capacity. It also includes a new 140-mile high-voltage transmission line and the repowering of the company’s existing wind fleet with longer blades and newer technology that will boost output by more than 25 percent and extend the life of the wind turbines.

“This is an exciting initiative that will significantly expand the company’s Wyoming wind fleet and benefit both state and local economies,” said Cindy Crane, CEO of Rocky Mountain Power. “We look forward to the benefits the projects will bring to all our customers in the form of low-cost renewable energy and a more robust transmission system.”

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