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Project Experience

Project: EVALUATION OF COMMUNITY ISSUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING FUTURE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT
Location: Campbell, Carbon, Converse, Johnson, Sheridan and Sweetwater Counties, Wyoming
Client: Wyoming Energy Commission/Wyoming Business Council
215 W. 15th Street
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Contact: Tucker Fagan, Chief Executive Officer, Wyoming Business Council
Year Completed: 2002
Project Scope:

The 2001 Wyoming State Legislature established the Wyoming Energy Commission to, in part, develop an energy development strategy for the State of Wyoming.  PPC was retained to assist the Wyoming Energy Commission with one component of this strategy that considered the potential consequences of energy development and opportunities for enhancing the benefits of future energy development.  Six counties in northeast, south central, and southwest Wyoming were selected for evaluation because of their past experience with energy development and the prospects for future energy development.

The initial task associated with this project involved PPC's interviewing approximately 15 to 30 community leaders in each of the selected six counties.  Community leaders included representatives of county commissioners, city and municipal councils, elected local leaders, county sheriffs and police chiefs, fire and emergency medical service directors, social service organizations, chamber of commerce boards and county economic development organizations, community development and planning departments, county road and bridge supervisors, as well as public works and other utilities. 


General Chemical Corporation, outside Green River in Sweetwater County, Wyoming

Information gained from these interviews was documented and summarized into a summary community energy development issues and recommendation for each of the six counties.

PPC evaluated the energy development issues in each county and developing draft recommendations for the Wyoming Energy Commission.  The recommendations included a set of strategies that:

  1. address anticipated energy development consequences,

  2. increase the community benefits derived from future energy development, and

  3. enhance the preparedness of communities to accommodate expanded public services, housing and other land use requirements.