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Secretary Salazar Celebrates New Energy Frontier in Utah


April 26, 2010

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar visited Milford, Utah to announce an expanded partnership with local leaders and private industry to further the development of wind and geothermal resources. He called this community's efforts a success story on the New Energy Frontier.


  • Students at Milford High School in Utah show Secretary Salazar their wind energy research.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Students at Milford High School in Utah show Secretary Salazar their wind energy research.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar listens to students talk about wind energy efforts at Milford High School.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar listens to students talk about wind energy efforts at Milford High School.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar speaks with students about renewable energy at Milford High School in Utah.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar speaks with students about renewable energy at Milford High School in Utah.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar and Milford High School teacher Andy Swapp stand in front of a newly installed solar panel at Milford High School in Utah.  Secretary Salazar traded his cowboy hat for Swapp's blue baseball hat.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar and Milford High School teacher Andy Swapp stand in front of a newly installed solar panel at Milford High School in Utah.
  • Rich Walje President of Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, teacher Andy Swapp, and Superintendent Ray Terry dedicate new solar panels at Milford High School.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Rich Walje President of Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, teacher Andy Swapp, and Superintendent Ray Terry dedicate new solar panels at Milford High School.
  • Secretary Salazar stands with Milford High Students in front of a newly installed solar panel.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Salazar stands with Milford High Students in front of a newly installed solar panel.
  • Mike Dunn, President of PacifiCorp Energy,
    Secretary Ken Salazar , and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant, tour the plant in Utah. Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Mike Dunn, President of PacifiCorp Energy,
Secretary Ken Salazar , and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant tour the plant in Utah.
  • Garth Larsen, Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant and Secretary Ken Salazar tour the plant in Utah.  During this trip, Salazar announced that the Bureau of Land Management has authorized expanded use of agency lands to assist the geothermal plant to increase flexibility and reliability. Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Garth Larsen, Plant Manager, Blundell Geothermal Plant and Secretary Ken Salazar tour the plant in Utah.  During this trip, Salazar announced that the Bureau of Land Management has authorized expanded use of agency lands to assist the geothermal plant to increase flexibility and reliability.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar and Garth Larsen, the Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant, take a tour and discuss geothermal energy.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar and Garth Larsen the Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant take a tour and discuss geothermal energy.
  • Jim Gazewood, Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Coordinator, Steve Black, Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power,
    Secretary Salazar, Alan Gilbert, and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant, stand outside the plant near Milford, Utah. Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Jim Gazewood, Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Coordinator, Steve Black, Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power
Secretary Salazar, Alan Gilbert, and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager, Blundell Geothermal Plant stand outside the plant near Milford, Utah.
  • First Wind CEO Paul Gaynor speaks with Secretary Ken Salazar before Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor. 
    Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    CEO First Wind Paul Gaynor speaks with Secretary Ken Salazar before Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor and learns more about turbines and generators.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor and learns more about turbines and generators.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar stands at the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor.  Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar stands at the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar looks out from the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor. Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Secretary Ken Salazar looks out from the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, and Paul Gaynor, CEO First Wind, in front of wind turbines at the Milford Wind Corridor. Tami A. Heilemann-DOI
    Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, and Paul Gaynor, CEO First Wind, in front of wind turbines at the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Students at Milford High School in Utah show Secretary Salazar their wind energy research.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar listens to students talk about wind energy efforts at Milford High School.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar speaks with students about renewable energy at Milford High School in Utah.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar and Milford High School teacher Andy Swapp stand in front of a newly installed solar panel at Milford High School in Utah.
  • Rich Walje President of Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, teacher Andy Swapp, and Superintendent Ray Terry dedicate new solar panels at Milford High School.
  • Secretary Salazar stands with Milford High Students in front of a newly installed solar panel.
  • Mike Dunn, President of PacifiCorp Energy,
Secretary Ken Salazar , and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant tour the plant in Utah.
  • Garth Larsen, Plant Manager, Blundell Geothermal Plant and Secretary Ken Salazar tour the plant in Utah.  During this trip, Salazar announced that the Bureau of Land Management has authorized expanded use of agency lands to assist the geothermal plant to increase flexibility and reliability.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar and Garth Larsen the Plant Manager at Blundell Geothermal Plant take a tour and discuss geothermal energy.
  • Jim Gazewood, Bureau of Land Management Renewable Energy Coordinator, Steve Black, Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power
Secretary Salazar, Alan Gilbert, and Garth Larsen, Plant Manager, Blundell Geothermal Plant stand outside the plant near Milford, Utah.
  • CEO First Wind Paul Gaynor speaks with Secretary Ken Salazar before Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar visits the top of one of the 97 wind towers in the Milford Wind Corridor and learns more about turbines and generators.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar stands at the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Secretary Ken Salazar looks out from the top of a wind tower in the Milford Wind Corridor.
  • Rich Walje, President Rocky Mountain Power, Secretary Ken Salazar, and Paul Gaynor, CEO First Wind, in front of wind turbines at the Milford Wind Corridor.