Converse County, Wyoming

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Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning Y
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Audits Y
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Contracts P
Lobbying P
Public records P
Local taxes Y
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Converse County is one of 23 counties in Wyoming. As of the 2000 Census its population was 12,052. The County Seat is Douglas.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Wyoming county websites

The good

  • The Budget is available online.[1]
  • Contact information is available for both elected and administrative officials.[2]
  • Information is available on local taxes.[3]
  • Meeting Minutes are Available.[4]
  • Information on Building Permits and Zoning is available.[5]
  • The audit is posted online.[6]
  • The policy about county bids is posted.[7]
  • Information is posted about the public records policy in the county.[8]
  • Information is posted about the lobbying policy in the county.[9]

The bad


Wind farm

Duke Energy sponsored a 200-megawatt wind farm in Converse County under its Top of the World Windpower Project. The wind farm supplies electricity to PacificCorp near Casper under a 20-year agreement. It was online and producing electricity starting October 11, 2010.

The 110 wind turbines, which are capable of producing enough electricity to power approximately 60,000 homes, is Duke Energy’s fourth – and largest – wind farm in Wyoming.

The company’s 99-megawatt Campbell Hill Windpower Project in Converse County came online in 2009. Duke Energy also owns and operates two wind farms near Cheyenne: the 29-megawatt Happy Jack Windpower Project, which began commercial operation in 2008, and the 42- megawatt Silver Sage Windpower Project, which came online in 2009.

Duke Energy now has 935 megawatts of wind power in commercial operation.

This figure will rise to nearly 1,000 megawatts later this year when the 51- megawatt Kit Carson Windpower Project in eastern Colorado comes online. In total, Duke Energy has committed more than $1 billion since 2007 to build its wind power business, the company said.[10]

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