LS Power Affiliate Developing Up To 800-MW Wind Farm In Southern Idaho

March 21, 2022

by Peter Maloney
APPA News
March 21, 2022

Magic Valley Energy, an affiliate of LS Power, has announced plans to develop a wind power project in southern Idaho with a capacity of up to 800 megawatts (MW).

The Salmon Falls Wind Project is sited on lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Twin Falls County.

The project is in the initial stages of the development, which includes interactions with federal, state, and local agencies, as well as outreach to local stakeholders.

Magic Valley Energy expects construction of the project could begin as early as 2024.

The company said the proposed site is situated at the confluence of several key siting characteristics, including favorable wind resources, availability of suitable land, compatibility with existing land uses, a general absence of sensitive biological resources, and proximity to existing and future planned high voltage transmission lines to deliver the wind energy to market.

Magic Valley Energy is also developing the Lava Ridge Wind Project, a 1,000-MW wind farm southeast of Shoshone, Idaho, proposed for federal land in Lincoln, Minidoka, and Jerome counties.

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