USA's Great Basin Wind Seen as Untapped Utah Resource

Wyoming energy legislation promoting development of wind farms

Published: 11-Nov-2003

EVANSTON, Wyo. -- Brilliant white against a clear blue sky, 80 sleek windmills stand like sentinels atop the snow-covered ridges east of Evanston.

The air is unusually still and quiet on this day in early November, a stark contrast to the scene forecast a few weeks from now.

By then, the steady winds that help define this high, sagebrush desert of southwestern Wyoming will be blowing again, and these 375-foot-tall windmills -- also called "wind towers" -- will be whirring and whooshing.

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