Accession Number:

ADA611023

Title:

Final Environmental Assessment: F. E. Warren Air Force Base Wind Farm Project Cheyenne, Wyoming

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (90TH) WARREN AFB WY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-04-14

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the project is to generate electricity for F. E. Warren AFB and offset the base s consumption of fossil fuels with renewable wind power. Recent national and regional forecasts project increasing consumption of electrical energy to continue into the foreseeable future, requiring development of new generation sources to satisfy the increasing demand. In addition to the overall demand for electricity, there is growing demand for wind energy in particular. Many of the larger utilities in the U.S. have implemented green energy choice programs, which allow utility customers to choose for an additional charge to have a portion of their electricity provided by renewable energy sources, such as wind. Much of the demand for renewable energy is being met by wind energy because of its low cost and ample supply in many parts of the U.S. The cost of energy from wind projects fell by 80 percent between the early 1980s and late 1990s, and real levelized costs are now about 4 to 6 cents per kilowatt-hour without any tax credits, which is competitive with many new coal or natural gas facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE