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Power Company of Wyoming: News Roundup

Jan. 24, 2011—The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project, the largest such project ever proposed on BLM land, will "have an enormous impact in moving the BLM closer to its renewable energy goal of 10,000 MW," according to a recent Dept. of Energy article.

The DOE article is one of this week's highlights for PCW in the news:

  • PCW's wind energy project is singled out as a success story by the U.S. Dept. of Energy's Wind Powering America program. The article also describes the project area as providing "an excellent wind resource."
  • The Rawlins Daily Times included coverage of PCW's Jan. 18 presentation to the City Council in Rawlins, Wyo. Among the key points: the delivery of a BLM Draft Environmental Impact Statement regarding the wind farm is expected next quarter; PCW's wind turbine farm could begin construction by late 2012; and power production is projected to begin by 2015.
  • Denver Business Journal interviewed PCW President and CEO Bill Miller for its Jan. 21 issue. PCW is in talks with turbine manufacturers to determine the type of turbine that best suits the project, which will be the largest wind farm in the U.S. if approved and completed as designed.The article also notes that PCW, which has been working on the project since 2007, has "gone to great lengths to study and protect the sage grouse" living on project land.
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