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RMP rehearses re-powering

Rocky Mountain Power tests parts replacement process to discover efficiencies, expects between 1,100-1,600 jobs added during years-long project


October 10, 2018

Photos courtesy of Rocky Mountain Power

A crane gets ready to receive a new blade.

As a part of Rocky Mountain Power's Energy Vision 2020 initiative last week the company began testing the process of replacing wind turbine nacelles and blades at the Seven Mile Hill wind farm.

Rocky Mountain Power's Energy Vision 2020 initiative includes a re-powering plan to upgrade its existing wind fleet with larger blades, higher capacity generators, improved control systems and other new technology.

"The rehearsal will identify efficiencies in the re-powering process which is scheduled to begin in 2019," said Rita Meyer, vice president of Rocky Mountain Power Wyoming. "This includes i...

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