Wind CEO: Wyoming's Fossil Fuel Workforce Is Ideal for the Growing Wind Industry

June 18, 2017

The Casper Star Tribune reports that Goldwind Americas, in partnership with wind developer Viridis Eolia, will offer free training to Wyoming's fossil fuel workforce—including mechanics and coal miners—in July in Rawlins, Casper, and Gillette. According to Goldwind CEO David Halligan, the company is training people who could maintain a large wind farm: technicians who respond to mechanical problems, install replacement parts, and run the day-to-day operations. Viridis is partnering with Goldwind Americas to set up and maintain its proposed 1,780-megawatt farm in Wyoming. According to Halligan, Goldwind would like to have a team of workers based in Wyoming to service Viridis' proposed wind farm.