PCW – Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm 3000 MW – Wyoming - Project Profile

PCW – Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm 3000 MW – Wyoming - Project Profile


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The Power Company of Wyoming LLC (PCW) a subsidiary of Anschutz Corp. is planning to undertake the construction of a Wind Farm project at Chokecherry and Sierra Madre, Wyoming, the US.

The project involves the construction of a wind farm with a capacity of 3,000MW which comprises the installation of 1,000 turbines each with a capacity of 3MW. The project will be developed in two phases with a capacity of 1,500MW, 500 turbines each.

The project will include the construction of substations, the installation of wind turbines, transformers and power controlling systems, the laying of transmission lines, access roads, underground electric gathering lines, an overhead transmission line and substations.

The project is one of the US government’s 50 priority infrastructure projects listed under the "Priority List: Emergency & National Security Projects" document.

The project is sited about 50% on federal land and 50% on private land within the boundaries of a 89,030.84ha.

In July 2012, Environmental impact statement was completed for the project.

On October 2, 2012, the Carbon County Commission approved a conditional use permit of land and on October 19, 2012, the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) has approved the project.

In May 2013, PCW started repairing its site-specific plans for the wind project’s construction, including working to microsite up to 1,000 wind turbines within the areas approved for wind energy development.

In August 2014, PCW secured approvals from State of Wyoming Industrial Siting Council. SWCA Environmental Consultants has been appointed as ecological consultants.

In September 2014, PCW secured Industrial Siting Council (ISC) permit.

In February 2015, Bureau of Land Management has given environmental approvals for the proposed project.

In April 2016, PCW secured approvals for final environmental assessment on first 500 wind turbines.

Black & Veatch Corporation has been appointed as consulting engineer.

In June 2016, the project was kept on hold due to revenue tax issues and will be continued till the issue is resolved.

Jason Theesfeld, a contractor for Power Company of Wyoming has been appointed for infrastructure development.

In September 2016, Construction on extensive infrastructure began and ended in December because of winter.

On January 18, 2017, the project secured environmental approvals from the Federal Bureau of Land Management for the first phase and US Fish and Wildlife Service approved permits allowing some eagles to be killed during the project construction and initial operation.

In April 2017, extensive infrastructure works commenced.

Construction work is scheduled to begin in 2018 with the completion of the first phase scheduled for 2020.


The project involves the construction of a 3,000MW wind farm at Chokecherry and Sierra Madre in Wyoming, the US.

The US$5,000 million project includes following:

1. Installation of 1,000 wind turbines

2. Installation of transformers

3. Installation of power controlling systems

4. Laying of transmission lines

5. Construction of access roads

6. Construction of underground electric gathering lines

7. Construction of an overhead transmission line

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