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Utah energy provider plans major wind turbine expansion


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's largest electricity provider has announced plans to build a wind turbine in Wyoming that would power more Utah homes by 2021.

Rocky Mountain Power officials said Tuesday that they want to build a $3.5 billion wind generation and transmission project in southwestern Wyoming over the next few years. They say the proposed 1,100 megawatt facility will bring the utility's total generation capacity up by 10 percent.

The company also plans on building more than 1,000 megawatts of commercial solar generation, 77 percent of which will be built in Utah. The plan is expe...

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