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Present and future of renewable energy is discussed in Rawlins Tuesday, Little Medicine Bow 2,000+ MW project announced


Goldwind America presented a primer on renewable energy during a meeting Tuesday at the Jeffrey Center in Rawlins. Members of the Wyoming legislature, university faculty and students, guest speakers and those interested in a wind training program were among those in attendance.

A presentation on the decreasing cost of renewable energy and the demand for wind turbines started the seminar in which David Halligan, CEO of Goldwind Americas, explained the need for qualified wind technicians.

The seminar was a mix of slides, video and guest speakers.

Lloyd Drain, an energy consultant, introduced speakers and explained the benefits of wind energy versus, fossil fuel. Dr. Robert Godby, Director of University of Wyoming's Center of Energy Economics and Public Policy, provided an overview of the transition that is occurring , and the impact it will have on the energy industry.

Goldwind has entered into an exclusive agreement to supply wind turbines for the Little Medicine Bow Wind Project (LMB) developed by Viridis Eolia LLC (Viridis), so Juan Carlos Carpio-Delfino, CEO of Viridis, provided an update and overview of the the LMB project.

Halligan finished up the presentation with a detailed overview of the Goldwinds Works Program and introduced different members of his team who explained their jobs. After questions were taken about the training program a lunch followed where attendees could meet each other.


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