We develop projects in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona. With our partner, we have developed facilities that are now operational that generate more than 780,000 Megawatts per year producing enough clean energy to power over 80% of the greater Salt Lake County homes.
The Dinosolar Project is a utility-scale solar project that will generate 240 megawatts (MW) of electricity, which is capable of powering the equivalent of approximately 51,700 Wyoming homes per year.
Dinosolar will be comprised of an 80-megawatt (MW) commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation facility interconnecting at the Casper substation and a 160-MW solar PV facility interconnecting at the Bar Nunn substation. The combined, 240-MW project is located on a portion of 2,150 acres of available private land just north of Casper and a mile west of Bar Nunn in Natrona County, Wyoming.
The Echo Divide Wind Park is a proposed wind generating facility that will be located along the Utah-Wyoming border south and east of Interstate Highway 80 (I-80) in eastern Summit County, Utah, approximately 7 miles southwest of Evanston, Wyoming. The project will use approximately 39 turbines to generate up to 100MW of electricity, which is capable of powering the equivalent of approximately 21,730 Summit County homes per year.
Enyo Renewable Energy has worked with landowners, Summit County, Uinta County, and their respective citizen boards throughout this process. Additionally, the Echo Divide Wind Park will generate property tax revenue for Summit County taxing entities. The benefiting entities include the schools, hospital, recreation services and the library system among others. For Uinta County, this project will also create construction jobs, boost the lodging industry, and bring other sources of revenue to local businesses.
The Elektron Solar Project, originally developed by Enyo, is an 80 MW Solar Farm being constructed in Tooele County, Utah. The output of the solar project will be purchased by six customers– three local government entities (Salt Lake City, Park City, and Summit county), one higher-education institution (Utah Valley University) and two ski resorts (Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort). When constructed this 80MW solar project will be among the largest solar generators connected to the Rocky Mountain Power system.
The 40MW Castle Solar Project, originally developed by Enyo, is located in Emery County, Utah just west of the city of Huntington. The output of the project will be purchased by Intermountain Healthcare and the University of Utah.
Intermountain Healthcare is taking a major step in sustainability by purchasing power from the Castle Project, that will supply 20 percent of the health system’s total electricity needs.
“This is Intermountain’s biggest step in our commitment to help create a cleaner environment in the communities we serve,” said Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Intermountain Healthcare. “We want to help drive the solutions that will clean our air and make us more sustainable in the future.”
University of Utah Facilities Management has taken another important step forward as a leader in energy and sustainability by signing a 25-year solar energy contract with the Castle Solar Project near Huntington, Utah. The contract will deliver 20 MW of solar energy to campus over its lifespan, powering the university toward its commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050.
A geothermal energy contract signed in 2018 made the U the first public college in the state to receive more than half of its electricity through renewable sources. The new solar contract will bring the university to 71% of all electrical energy coming from renewable sources.
Upon delivery, this new contract would rank total renewables of the University of Utah at number five among all colleges and universities (behind University of California, Arizona State University, Columbia University, and University at Buffalo SUNY) as reported by the EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
The solar energy contract has additional ties to the local environment and economy. It will utilize School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) land in Utah, which has been set aside to support public schools and institutions. The use of SITLA land will return some funds to the state of Utah through the lease agreement.
A new precedence has been set through the use of Rocky Mountain Power’s Schedule 32 rate tariff for the power purchase agreements between the U, Rocky Mountain Power, and each renewable energy supplier. This innovative approach allows large energy customers in Utah to choose their energy source; with the U leading the way along with Intermountain Healthcare, other large energy users in the community are now preparing to utilize this same structure.
Horseshoe Solar is a 75 MW utility scale solar facility under construction located near Grantsville, Utah, located in Toole County. Enyo worked with SITLA, the State Historical Preservation Office (SHPO) and local land and historic preservation groups to property site the solar facility in a way that had minimal disturbance to the historic California Trail and allowed continued access to this important historic route. The project is a true testament of the Enyo team’s ability to collaborate with the community, while respecting community wide interests. The output of the project will be purchased by Meta once the project is operational which is expected in 2023.
Rocket Solar is an 80 MW solar facility to be built outside of Corinne in Box Elder County, Utah. Currently under construction, once built the Rocket Solar will supply clean solar energy to Meta under the Schedule 34 Renewable Energy Tariff, which enables customers to work with Rocky Mountain Power, a division of PacifiCorp and part of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, to meet their renewable energy goals by facilitating the construction and contracting of new renewable energy projects. The projects will help Meta’s datacenter in Eagle Mountain meet its goal of supporting its operations in the region with 100% renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 75%. The Rocket and Horseshoe solar projects were initially developed and permitted by Enyo Renewable Energy, a joint venture among affiliates of Enyo, LLC and Eolian, f/ka/ MAP® Energy, LLC. Rocket is expected to be operational by the end of 2023 or early 2024.
Roundhouse Wind Energy is located in Laramie County,
Wyoming, approximately 9 miles west of Cheyenne and south of Interstate 80. The project consists of approximately 82 turbines and generates 225 megawatts of power. Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) purchases the 225 megawatts of power from the project.
The additional renewable power has moved PRPA’s energy to about 50% from noncarbon sources. The carbon-based electrical output comes from generators powered by coal and and natural gas.
Roundhouse nearly triples the amount of wind power Platte River delivers to its owner communities of Loveland, Fort Collins, Estes Park and Longmont. While the original agreement called for 150 megawatts of energy, Platte River committed to acquire the remaining 75 megawatts in June 2019.
“Completion of the Roundhouse wind project is one significant step of many we will need to take on the path toward achieving a 100% noncarbon energy portfolio,” said Jason Frisbie, general manager and CEO of Platte River. “Once online, this project will help us deliver approximately 48% noncarbon energy to our owner communities.”
Steel Solar, originally developed by Enyo, is an 80 MW solar facility that covers approximately 1,670 acres of vacant agricultural land adjacent to Nucor Steel, located in northeast Box Elder County Utah, near the junction of Interstate 15 (I-15) and State Route 13 (SR 13), northwest of the Town of Plymouth. The power from the 80 MW project has been contracted to various municipalities served by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems. It is expected to be operational at the end of 2023.
The Anticline Wind Project, originally developed by Enyo, is a proposed wind generating facility that will be located approximately 22 miles north of Casper, Wyoming, near Interchange 210 on I-25 North and the unincorporated community of Antelope Hills. Anticline Wind Project is permitted for 52 turbines to generate up to 175MW of electricity, or about 1.6 times the electricity needed to power up all of Natrona County residential customers. Completion of the Anticline Wind Project will help generate substantial economic benefits in Natrona County. Additionally, the Anticline Wind Project will generate property tax revenue for Natrona County taxing entities. The benefiting entities include the schools, hospital, recreation services, and the library system among others. This project will also create construction jobs, boost the lodging industry, and bring other sources of revenue to local businesses. It is expected to be operational at the end of 2024 or 2025.