We know bringing large projects into communities can be both exciting and daunting which is why we approach our projects with care from a business, community, and environmental standpoint.
Wind energy has the ability to be a critical export for Idaho and our company, Magic Valley Energy LLC, an affiliate of LS Power, is working through the process to harness the power of Southern Idaho’s wind so Idaho is poised to meet the substantial need of renewable energy across the Western United States.
Wind + Transmission + Buyers = A New Export Market for Idaho
Southern Idaho boasts strong, consistent wind that will allow for a sustainable creation of energy.
Multiple existing and planned transmission pathways enable the delivery of wind energy to power markets across the West. Battery storage can be used to extend the supply during times when the wind isn’t blowing.
The majority of western U.S. states have specific and substantial clean energy goals to meet the regulatory, utility, or consumer driven need to incorporate renewable energy into their portfolios.
This project is estimated to bring in tens of millions of dollars in labor income into south central Idaho through the construction phase. Ongoing operations will yield additional increases in employment providing around 20, well-paid, permanent jobs in Southern Idaho.
We take pride in working with communities to develop projects that align with local planning goals. This includes encouraging the use of local contractors and hiring local workers. Our firm is evaluating opportunities to partner on the development of training and education initiatives.
Wind power can be an efficient and sustainable way to produce energy while providing well-paid job opportunities, significant increases in tax revenues, and long-term economic and fiscal impacts for the area.