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Field Trip: Seven Mile Hill Wind Farm and Hanna Coal Mine



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Itinerary

Energy field trip map
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7:00 - 8:00 Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn and wind energy presentation by Mark Tallman, PacifiCorp

8:30 - Depart via bus for Seven Mile Hill wind farm, located near Medicine Bow, WY. Driving time 1 to 1.5 hours.

10:00 to 12:00
- Tour of wind farm

12:00 to 1:00 - Lunch (sandwiches will be provided)

1:00 to 2:00 - Drive to Elk Mountain coal mine. Driving time 1 hour.

2:00 to 4:00
- Tour of coal mine and reclaimed areas

4:00 to 5:00 - Drive back to Laramie. Driving time 1 hour.

There will not be an organized group dinner.

Note - the weather is likely to be variable throughout the day. Prudent things to bring along include a wind/rain proof jacket, an insulating layer, hat, sunscreen and a large water bottle. Laramie weather forecast


Supplemental Information


Field Trip stops (KMZ File 2.3MB May6 09) from Google Earth. File provided by Glenn Richard.
Map of field trip route from Google Maps

Seven Mile Hill wind farm operated by PacifiCorp
Article about Seven Mile Hill wind farm
Summary of PacifiCorp renewable energy projects, including the Seven Mile Hill wind farms
List of renewable energy projects in the Northwestern Region of the US

Elk Mountain coal mine
operated by Arch Coal
In 2008, Arch sold more than 20.6 million tons of coal from its operations in their Western Bituminous Region, which includes Colorado, Utah, and southern Wyoming. The company's Western Bituminous operations include four large underground mines and one surface mine with a total of 455 million tons of proven and probable reserves.
Summary

Handout about coal mines near Hanna (Acrobat (PDF) 1.4MB Jun15 09), showing locations of mines and reclaimed areas
Wyoming coal statistics (Acrobat (PDF) 277kB Jun15 09), compiled by Jimm Myers
Images of a large coal mine in the Powder River Basin (Acrobat (PDF) 277kB Jun15 09)




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