Legislature tilting at windmills for revenue

PCW's Kara Choquette sees increased tax as harmful to Carbon County


December 16, 2020

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Wind energy projects in Wyoming have been few, Kara Choquette believes that an increased tax will further reduce those projects.

The subject of wind energy taxes is blowing into the Wyoming Legislature again. On December 17, the Revenue Committee is meeting to discuss legislation for a new tax on wind energy.

Kara Choquette, Director of Communications and Government Relations for Power Company of Wyoming (PCW) LLC, is opposed to a new wind tax because she fears it will hurt areas where wind projects are being built and planned.

Choquette points out her company's business model is completely different from publicly regulated energy companies like Rocky Mountain Power and Black Hills Energy.

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