AES to build $230 million wind farm in eastern Wyoming

AES Corp. plans to develop a 150-megawatt wind farm adjacent to its Pioneer wind farm near Glenrock.


Wyoming is to be home to a $230 million wind farm by AES Corp., the firm that once owned Oklahoma’s Shady Point power plant in the eastern part of the state.

AES, based in Virginia has wind farms throughout the world and plans to construction near Glenrock, Wyoming, a town located east of Casper. The 150-megawatt Settler wind farm will consist of about 40 turbines and is expected to come online in late 2026, reported the Cowboy State Daily. It will have the capability of providing electrical power for 40,000 homes.

The wind farm will cover an estimated 13,000 acres in Wyoming’s Converse County, where officials plan a hearing this week on a proposed $500 million solar farm that will cover 4,738 acres of land along the North Platte River.