The Rail Tie Wind Project will benefit Albany County and Wyoming for decades.
New tax revenues – The project will pay $14.6 million to Albany County during construction and an average of $3.3 million annually to Albany County during operation, in addition to revenue for public schools and the state. These new revenues will help Wyoming decrease its dependence on the fossil fuel industries to fund our public services.
Jobs – The project will create 500 family-wage jobs during construction and 20 long-term jobs during operation. Albany County’s job market is dominated by university employment or low-wage service work. The wind industry provides high quality blue-collar jobs as an alternative.
Clean energy – We all have a responsibility to help turn back climate change. The project will generate enough low-cost, clean energy to power over 180,000 American homes annually. Wyoming must adapt to the global transition to renewable energy or be left behind.