Wind power proposed to supply Los Angeles area

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four companies are proposing an $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming via an energy storage facility in Utah.

The group says in a statement Tuesday that the Wyoming and Utah sites would be linked by a 525-mile transmission line.

The companies behind the idea are Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, Magnum Energy, Dresser-Rand and Duke-American Transmission. They plan to formally submit the proposal to the Southern California Public Power Authority by early next year.

The group says the project would require building a 2,100-megawatt wind farm 40 miles north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and the energy storage site 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

The electricity would be enough to serve 1.2 million homes.