The Four Corners Wind Resource Center (4CWRC) is comprised of three partner organizations (Utah Clean Energy, Interwest Energy Alliance, and Northern Arizona University). The 4CWRC works to engage, educate, and enlist wind energy stakeholders in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, and Wyoming. The 4CWRC facilitates regional wind development by providing the most up-to-date and accurate information to those involved in wind energy decision making processes.
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Arizona Corporation Commission Chairman Doug Little announced a proposal to double the state's Renewable Energy Standard to 30% by 2030, a significant increase from the existing 15% by 2025 requirement.
In 2015 Rocky Mountain Power filed an application with the Wyoming Public Service Commission to reduce the contract term for PURPA power purchase agreements with qualifying facilities from 20 to 3 years.
CAISO's "Benefits for Participating in EIM, 2016 Q1 Report", published April 30, 2016, finds that each participating balancing authority area (ISO, NV Energy, and PacifiCorp) experienced estimated gross benefits for the quarter totaling $18.90 million. These benefits are consistent with pre-launch projections.