Thursday, September 16, 2010

Price buys into wind power

Looking to expand their options for energy, including renewable sources, Price City council members have decided to buy into a possible wind farm project in Idaho. The project, known as the Horse Butte wind farm, is a planned 50 to 100 megawatt wind farm located 15 miles east of Idaho Falls, Idaho. The potential 100 megawatt farm has participants from other cities in Utah as well as other states including California, which are members of the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems. Once Price City would begin receiving power from the project, the city would then have the option of selling the power to businesses, Tatton said. Businesses in the area have already shown interest in buying the power that would come from the wind farm, he said. Sun Advocate