May 22, 2011 – America’s best onshore winds inspired multiple educational and entertainment opportunities during the third annual Celebration of Wind, held May 21 in Rawlins, Wyo., and hosted by Carbon County Higher Education Center.
Sponsored in part by Power Company of Wyoming LLC, the Celebration of Wind included speakers about wind energy and transmission lines as well as activities such as flying kites, drawing wind farms, and making wind socks and pinwheels. The Celebration of Wind also featured a “wind racer” competition, won by Rawlins resident Jarred James for the second year in a row, and demonstrations by nationally recognized kite-flying expert Connor Doran.
Carbon County is home to the nation’s best onshore wind resources, with high-capacity Class 5, 6 and 7 winds common around the county. Several wind power plants are proposed for construction in south-central Wyoming, including Power Company of Wyoming’s 1,000-turbine project to be located about 4 miles south of Rawlins.