Transmission: The Distribution Challenge

With x acres of Class 6 and 7 wind generation land, Wyoming is extremely well-positioned to generate power from wind at scale. The challenge, then, lies in setting electric distribution lines across difficult terrain to reach major cities, hungry for electric power. 

 

NATHAN: HERE I THINK IT MAKES SENSE TO FIRST DESCRIBE WHAT THE 7 CLASSES OF WIND ENERGY ARE (YOU MAY WANT TO DO THIS IN THE WIND FARMS TODAY AND TOMORROW SECTION). THEN, I THINK YOU WANT TO DESCRIBE HOW DIFFICULT IT IS  TO LAY A TRANSMISSION LINE ACROSS MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, PRIVATE LAND, FEDERAL LAND, IN WINTER AND SUMMER, AND VIOLATING THE HOMELAND OF THE PINK/PURPLE YELLOW TAILED GROUSE FROG....

Relevant links:

https://www.awea.org/wind-101/basics-of-wind-energy#:~:text=How%20wind%20energy%20gets%20to%20you&text=Smaller%20transmission%20lines%2C%20called%20distribution,locations%20where%20it%20is%20needed.

https://www.awea.org/policy-and-issues/electricity-policy/transmission

https://emp.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/report-lbnl-1471e.pdf

https://www.energy.gov/eere/wind/how-do-distributed-wind-energy-systems-work-text-version