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Mitsubishi considered for Wyoming

Mitsubishi 600 wind turbines are now being considered for a project in Wyoming formerly to have been developed by Kenetech. Now that SeaWest has bought Kenetech's Wyoming assets (Windpower Monthly, January 1997) the environmental documents are being reviewed once again, says George Darr, project co-ordinator at Bonneville Power Administration. He says, however, that since the Mitsubishi turbines are higher capacity than Kenetech's 33 KVS units, he does not expect a permitting problem because there will be fewer turbines. He says installation may well start this autumn. One change though is on the cards for the proposal at Foote Creek -- its overall size. SeaWest is apparently hoping to get 58 MW on-line by July 1, 1999, says Darr. Kenetech had at one point been hoping to install as much as 70 MW.

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