Wyoming: Energy Resources

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Wyoming is a state in the United States of America.

Energy Production by Technology in Wyoming

Fuel Source Value Units
Solar Power 0 MWh
Wind Power 2,213,820 MWh
Geothermal Power 0 MWh
Biomass Power 0 MWh
Total Energy Production from Non-Hydro Renewables 2,213,820 MWh
Hydro Power 853,609 MWh
HPS Power 0 MWh
Total Energy Production from Renewables 3,067,428 MWh
Coal Power 41,756,839 MWh
Gas Power 803,579 MWh
Petroleum Power 50,087 MWh
Nuclear Power 0 MWh
Other 0 MWh
Total Energy Production 45,677,968 MWh
Percent of Total Power from Non-Hydro Renewables 4.85  %
Percent of Total Power from Renewables 6.72  %
Source: 2009 EIA Data (Download)

Renewable Energy Technical Potential in Wyoming

Technology Generation Estimate Nameplate Capacity Area, Mass or Count
Urban Utility-scale PV 7,232 GWh7,232,000,000 kWh
7,232,000,000,000 Wh
7,232,000 MWh
2.60352e+16 J
3 GW3,000 MW
3,000,000 kW
3,000,000,000 W
3,000,000,000,000 mW
0.003 TW
75 km275,000,000 m²
28.95 mi²
807,292,500 ft²
89,700,000 yd²
18,532.875 acres
Rural Utility-scale PV 5,727,224 GWh5,727,224,000,000 kWh
5.727224e+15 Wh
5,727,224,000 MWh
2.061801e+19 J
2,854 GW2,854,000 MW
2,854,000,000 kW
2,854,000,000,000 W
2.854e+15 mW
2.854 TW
59,463 km259,463,000,000 m²
22,952.718 mi²
640,053,785,700 ft²
71,117,748,000 yd²
14,693,604.615 acres
Rooftop PV 1,550 GWh1,550,000,000 kWh
1,550,000,000,000 Wh
1,550,000 MWh
5.58e+15 J
1 GW1,000 MW
1,000,000 kW
1,000,000,000 W
1,000,000,000,000 mW
1.0e-3 TW
CSP 5,406,407 GWh5,406,407,000,000 kWh
5.406407e+15 Wh
5,406,407,000 MWh
1.946307e+19 J
1,955 GW1,955,000 MW
1,955,000,000 kW
1,955,000,000,000 W
1.955e+15 mW
1.955 TW
59,457 km259,457,000,000 m²
22,950.402 mi²
639,989,202,300 ft²
71,110,572,000 yd²
14,692,121.985 acres
Onshore Wind 1,653,856 GWh1,653,856,000,000 kWh
1.653856e+15 Wh
1,653,856,000 MWh
5.953882e+18 J
552 GW552,000 MW
552,000,000 kW
552,000,000,000 W
552,000,000,000,000 mW
0.552 TW
110,414 km2110,414,000,000 m²
42,619.804 mi²
1,188,485,254,600 ft²
132,055,144,000 yd²
27,283,851.47 acres
Offshore Wind N/A N/A N/A
Biopower-Solid 503 GWh503,000,000 kWh
503,000,000,000 Wh
503,000 MWh
1.8108e+15 J
0 GW0 MW
0 kW
0 W
0 mW
0 TW
457,298 BDT457,298,000 kg
457,298,000,000 g
457,298 tonnes
1,008,342,090 lbs
72,024,435 stones
Biopower-Gaseous 50 GWh50,000,000 kWh
50,000,000,000 Wh
50,000 MWh
180,000,000,000,000 J
0 GW0 MW
0 kW
0 W
0 mW
0 TW
10,670 Tonnes10,670,000 kg
10,670,000,000 g
23,527,350 lbs
1,680,525 stones
376,330,900 ounces
Geothermal Hydrothermal 1,373 GWh1,373,000,000 kWh
1,373,000,000,000 Wh
1,373,000 MWh
4.9428e+15 J
0 GW0 MW
0 kW
0 W
0 mW
0 TW
EGS Geothermal 1,070,078 GWh1,070,078,000,000 kWh
1.070078e+15 Wh
1,070,078,000 MWh
3.852281e+18 J
135 GW135,000 MW
135,000,000 kW
135,000,000,000 W
135,000,000,000,000 mW
0.135 TW
Hydropower 4,445 GWh4,445,000,000 kWh
4,445,000,000,000 Wh
4,445,000 MWh
1.6002e+16 J
1 GW1,000 MW
1,000,000 kW
1,000,000,000 W
1,000,000,000,000 mW
1.0e-3 TW
2,842 Sites
See Nationwide Statistics Source: 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Data (Download)

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Wyoming is a state in the United States of America.

Wind Power

Per Wikipedia, "Wyoming has one of the highest wind power potentials of any US state." [1]

Wind Farms in Wyoming
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External Information

  1. "Wind Energy" (Wyoming State Geological Survey)
  2. "Wind Energy and Scenic Considerations in Wyoming"
  3. "List of onshore wind farms" (Wikipedia)
  4. "List of wind farms in the United States" (Wikipedia)
  5. "Wyoming Wind Energy Center"
  6. "Foote Creek Rim Wind Energy Project"
  7. "Duke Energy Plans Third Wyoming Wind Farm, Latest Step on Renewable Path"
  8. "2,000 MW Wind Farm Will Send Power from Wyoming to Southern California"
  9. "Wind Farms Could Bring Wyoming Ranchers Windfall"
  10. "Wyoming Renewable Energy Resources" (Renewable Energy Atlas of the West)
  11. "Wind farm to power 8,500 homes" (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
  12. "Wind Powering America: Wyoming"
  13. "Wyoming Wind Activities"
  14. "A Land Rush in Wyoming Spurred by Wind Power" (New York Times)
  15. "Small Wind in Wyoming"
  16. "Rancher pitches wind power" (Billings Gazette)
  17. "Wyoming Wind Energy's Notes" (Facebook)
  18. "Jonathan Naughton at UW's Wind Energy Research Center on Wyoming wind power" (blip.tv)
  19. "Wyoming's wind power development potential is growing" (Examiner.com)
  20. "Carbon County Wind Turbine" (KULR-8 Television)
  21. "Wind power industry retreating from Wyo., citing sage grouse concerns" (E&E News)
  22. "Wind turbines meet rural resistance in Wyoming" (Associated Press)"
  23. "Lassoing Wyoming’s Wind" (USDA Rural Development)
  24. "Mega Wyoming Wind Project Would Contain 1,000 Trubines" (Colorado Energy News)
  25. "Duke Energy on Track to Build Wyoming Wind Power Project" (Green Energy News)
  26. "Projects: Medicine Bow - Liberty® Prototype" (Clipper Windpower)
  27. "Wind Power in Wyoming: Doing it Smart from the Start" (Western Environmental Law Center)
  28. "Wyoming wind may power Southwest" (Wyoming Tribune-Eagle)
  29. "ENSR to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement on Landmark Wyoming Wind Project" (prweb.com)
  30. "Tierra Energy to build Wyoming wind farm" (Austin Business Journal)
  31. "Duke Energy to develop second wind power project in Wyoming" (Energy Business Review)

Coal Power

External Information

  1. "Wyoming Coal Mine Map" (Wyoming Mining Association)
  2. "Wyoming Coal Plant Proposals" (Wester Resource Advocates)
  3. "Coal: Dig It Up, Move It, Burn It -- Wyoming's Powder River Basin" (The Center for Land Use Interpretation)

Carbon Sequestration

External Information

  1. "Wyoming - the New Carbon Sequestration Capital"
  2. "DOE launches carbon sequestration project"
  3. "Wyoming Carbon Sequestration Advisory Committee"

Power Transmission

External Information

  1. "Wyoming-Colorado Intertie Transmission Project"
  2. "TransWest Express Transmission Project"
  3. "Gateway West Transmission Line Project"
  4. "Wyoming Seeks To Make Power an Export Crop"
  5. "http://www.allbusiness.com/energy-utilities/utilities-industry-electric-powerity/5182308-1.html" (Business Wire)

State Energy Program Funding

To date, Wyoming has received $24,941,000 from the Department of Energy's State Energy Program.[2]


  1. Wind power in Wyoming, Wikipedia, accessed September 14, 2009
  2. 2009 Recovery Act and the State Energy Program