Laramie, WY – The Sweetwater County Commission has
approved a conditional use permit for Tasco Engineering to build a 36-turbine wind farm on top of White Mountain near Pilot Butte.
The permit was approved despite concerns from some about its location on a mountain where hiking is popular.
Tasco officials say the location is near an existing power transmission line that the wind farm could use to send its power to market.
In addition, the wind farm was already moved back from the edge of White Mountain so it would not be visible from Rock Springs.
Construction of the wind farm would not begin until 2009 or 2010.