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A Conditional Use Permit that would allow six meteorological monitoring towers (MET) northwest of Williams has been submitted to Coconino County for authorization. MET towers are typically installed prior to placement of wind turbines similar to the ones pictured. (Photo/Adobe Stock)

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VALLE, Ariz. — Grand Canyon visitors traveling north on State Route 64 are often surprised to see a sea of wind turbines — 62 in all — that dot the landscape 13 miles outside of Williams.

By Wendy Howell November 3, 2020