Rural Economic Development Impacts of Wind Power: Foote Creek Rim Projects
- Analysis of the Foote Creek Rim projects by SeaWest
- Wind power projects provide economic benefit to the local community through an increase in higher-than-average-wage jobs, employment diversification, increased property/sales tax revenues, low demand on local government services, and landowner benefits.
- Gradual growth over time provides stabilizing effect on farming and ranching industries.
Project Size: 84.8 MW
Number of Turbines: 133
Location: Carbon County , WY
Geographic Scope: Carbon County, WY
Turbine Ownership: SeaWest WindPower
Type of Study: Post-project
Timeframe of Data: 1997-2000?
Special Considerations: 85% of the development on private land, 15% on Bureau of Land Management land. 5% sales tax on turbines. Real property tax revenues increase slightly over time.
|Direct||18 (full time)|
|Indirect||9 (full time)|
|Property||$9,433,000 (over 20 years)|
Lease Payments: $5,400,000 over 20 years