Laramie, Wy – The new Wyoming Infrastructure Authority and a private company are joining forces to try and get more electrical transmission out of the state. The executive director of the authority, Steve Waddington, says the goal of this partnership will be to design a project running power lines from the Powder River Basin to the Front Range of Colorado. It would use coal and wind to make the electricity and supply low cost energy to Colorado.
Waddington says over the next 12 to 15 months they will work on the design and look for private companies that want to produce the electricity or supply it. Right now there is a lack of electrical transmission out of Wyoming.