Don’t Sellout our Night Skies
Albany County for Smart Energy Development
Houston based industrial wind company ConnectGen funded by Houston investment company Quantum Energy Partners is trying to develop an industrial wind turbine facility next to Vedauwoo recreation area and Ames Monument. They call their project Rail Tie. ACSED while in favor of renewable energy in Albany County is fighting to preserve this area and is asking the county to amend regulations to prevent wind energy development in areas like Vedauwoo.
Help us protect our natural resources
Bill and Valerie Dorsey moved to Albany County for their retirement.
Virtual Update Meeting held Thursday, February 11th.
A overview of why the Rail Tie Industrial Wind Project is wrong for this area of Albany County.
Live Public Meeting Highlights
(2-24-21 / 6:00 pm)
Number of Wind Turbines
145 turbines at a height of 675 feet each
Nearest turbine would be less than 1 mile from the border of Vedauwoo Recreation area and 1/2 mile from historic Ames Monument. Turbines would also be on both sides of Hwy 287 entering Laramie.
Turbines would be located within a major habitat area with elk herds of over 200 elk, large pronghorn antelope migration, and eagle nesting.
3D Google Earth Renderings of Rail Tie Wind Project
We used 3D modeling to provide “to scale” models of landmarks such as Ames Monument and “to scale” models of the proposed wind turbines. Then integrated them in Google Earth.
Sign the petition today
A Petition for Change
Renewable Energy Campaign
A petition to the Albany County Commissioners has been started to encourage change in energy siting regulations.
Our Top Priorities
These are some of our top priorities for an responsible energy future in Albany County.
Proper siting of wind energy projects
Protecting recreation and historic areas of Albany County
Encouraging carbon neutrality while protecting our natural resources
Protecting animal habitats when siting energy projects
Valuing our past and protecting our future
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