Wyoming Energy regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Energy: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Renewable energy:

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Wind energy facilities: Wyoming Statutes 18-5-501 to 18-5-513

Leasing state trust lands for wind energy development: Board of Land Commissioners Rules and Regulations (BLCR&R) 6-1

Hydraulic fracturing: Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rules (OGCC Rule) Chapter 3, Section 45

Regulatory Agencies

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Industrial Siting Council

Boards of County Commissioners

State Board of Land Commissioners Office of State Lands and Investments (OSLI)

Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC)

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Wyoming has developed regulations to permit wind energy facilities and also regulations for leasing state trust lands for the development of such wind energy facilities.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ’s Industrial Siting Council and Boards of County Commissioners oversee the permitting regulations for wind energy facilities. The State Board of Land Commissioners’ Office of State Lands and Investments oversees the leasing of state trust lands for the development of wind energy resources. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (OGCC) oversees the oil and gas industry regulations in the state, including those for hydraulic fracturing. For more information on the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, see the national section ENERGY.

State Requirements


Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard

Wyoming currently does not have a renewable energy portfolio standard.

Wind Energy Facilities

WS 18-5-501 to 18-5-513

Wyoming defines a “wind energy facility” as “any wind powered electrical generation development consisting of an individual wind turbine or multiple wind turbines rated by the ...

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