Putting wind to work for Carbon County
"Tapping the vast renewable energy resources on our nation’s public lands will create jobs while supporting a clean energy future. Wyoming has some of the best wind energy resources in the world, and there’s no doubt that this project has the potential to be a landmark example for the nation."
- U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar,
announcing the CCSM Wind Energy Project’s Record of Decision, Oct. 9, 2012
By the numbers
- About 600 wind turbines
- Over 3,000 MW nameplate capacity
- Best winds in the country – Class 6-7
- $5 billion estimated cost
- About 50% sited on private land and 50% on federal land in Carbon County "checkerboard"
- April 22, 2022: 2022 construction is under way for the CCSM Project
- March 16, 2022: PCW secures transmission capacity to deliver Wyoming wind
A video overview of PCW's wind power project is now online.
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Access the federal environmental analysis
- The Bureau of Land Management has completed a project-wide EIS and additional site-specific environmental analysis for the CCSM Project. Learn more about the BLM analysis.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prepared an EIS to analyze eagle permit applications for the CCSM Project. Learn more at the Service’s website.
Access the state permit information
The DEQ Industrial Siting Division reviews and regulates industrial developments in Wyoming. Learn more at the ISD's CCSM Project website.