Pipeline operator to build large solar farm in Wyoming

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Energy giant Enbridge Inc., known for its crude oil pipelines and operations in Canada and throughout the U.S., has plans to build a solar farm so large in Wyoming that it could provide electricity to 771,000 homes.

The Albert-headquartered company hopes to begin construction in 2025 and it would take two years to complete the nearly 4,000 acre farm reported the Cowboy State Daily. The paper reported Enbridge has filed a permit request with the state.

The site for the proposed 771-megawatt solar farm is to be located on private land southeast of Cheyenne. Enbridge stated it intends to provide power for corporate customers, rather than for residential areas. It would also be the company’s largest solar project and involve tens of thousands of solar panels.

Enbridge is considered one of the largest transporters of oil and natural gas in the U.S.