Viridis Eolia LLC, a Wyoming corporation, was incorporated in 2010 to develop, own & operate renewable energy resources in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Our sponsor and developer group come from various backgrounds and fields of industry.
Viridis Eolia partners with top tier industry leaders in the fields of wind assessment, environmental compliance, wind turbine generator technology, engineering and construction, legal and financing, in order to develop its renewable energy assets to market.
Since 2010 Viridis Eolia has been advancing a 1,870 MW facility called the Virids Eolia Master Plan, a phased wind energy development located in Shirley Basin, WY, which will deliver competitive wind energy to the Western Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) markets, including California.
The Viridis Eolia Master Plan will be among the largest wind energy developments in the United States of America to date.
Wyoming has the densest concentration of Class 7 winds in the country. Viridis Eolia is located in one of the premiere areas for wind development in the state, averaging an annual 9 meter per second wind speed throughout the project site.
The wind energy development will be built on 98,381 acres of BLM Federal and State of Wyoming lands and the power will be generated by up to 748 turbines, 2.5 MW each.
The project will be developed in nine phases. The first pilot standalone project, a 32.5 MW facility, is to be developed by Little Medicine Bow Wind S LLC and is expected to be commercially operational in 2017. The Viridis Eolia Master Plan subsequent phases of the development are to follow, commencing operations in 2018 through 2022.
The location for the Viridis Eolia Master Plan is at Shirley Basin in Carbon County, Wyoming North of Medicine Bow, off State Highways 487 and 77.
Multiple transmission connections are available today and tomorrow for going out to market: PacifiCorp/Rocky Mountain Power (Gateway West), Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and TransWest Express (through PacifiCorp’s Gateway), among other.
Viridis’s business model is poised to export renewable energy to the Western Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) energy market, including California RPS.
Viridis Eolia Master Plan is one of the few remaining potential wind development areas in Wyoming with all of these attributes:
- Proven high-quality wind energy resource;
- Current land use and zoning;
- Land ownership status;
- Existing transmission and interconnection infrastructure;
- Existing transportation infrastructure;
- No conflicts with military long range radar or civil radar resources (FAA permitting required for 120 meter HH);
- Outside current Greater Sage-grouse Core Areas;
- Outside designated Critical Habitats for federally-listed species;
- Absence of perennial water sources supporting sensitive species and species diversity; and,
- Other natural and cultural resource considerations discussed in coordination with the BLM.