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.