Idaho Energy Division Announces New Wind Park
The Idaho Energy Division held a ceremony on July 21 to announce construction of a new wind power plant in Cassia County. The facility is called the Burley Butte Wind Park and will be rated at 10.5 megawatts (MW). The facility is scheduled to be in operation before the end of the year and is partially funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. For more information, see the Idaho Energy Division's July 14 press release (PDF 30 KB).
For more background on wind energy in Idaho, see a presentation by Idaho Energy Division's Gerry Galinato at a DOE sponsored conference in Colorado in May 2005 and titled "Status of Wind Power Developments in Idaho" (PDF 1115 KB).