3,000 MW renewable wind energy project
continues to progress in Wyoming

July 23, 2019 — Mile by mile, road by road, the nation's largest single wind farm continues to move forward on a windy working cattle ranch south of Interstate 80 near Rawlins, Wyoming.
Construction on Power Company of Wyoming's Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project began in September 2016. Since then, contractors have been carefully constructing the access roads, turbine pads and other infrastructure necessary to operate and maintain 3,000 MW of wind energy capacity.
Between 2016 and 2018, PCW reported that it started work on over 82 miles of on-site roads and over 80 turbine pads integral to the project. PCW is continuing to construct the project's civil infrastructure elements across the project site this year and over the next few years.
Then, once the majority of project infrastructure is in place, PCW will commence the installation of wind turbines. Under the current schedule approved by the state and by Carbon County, turbine installation is anticipated to begin in 2022.
Meanwhile, dedicated environmental specialists are focused on assuring that the CCSM Project construction complies with hundreds of federal, state and county environmental regulations and requirements, such as protecting topsoils, controlling erosion, and minimizing potential impacts to wildlife.
PCW also continues to collect wildlife data, operate its greater sage-grouse monitoring program, and implement conservation measures across The Overland Trail Cattle Company Ranch, the site of the CCSM Project. The CCSM Project's long-term surface disturbance will be less than 2,000 acres, and the ranch's rolling topography assures that the vast majority of wind turbines will be screened from public view.
When complete, the CCSM Project is anticipated to create 114 jobs, making it one of Carbon County's largest private employers. The CCSM Project also is anticipated to be one of Wyoming's largest non-mineral taxpayers and the largest property taxpayer in Carbon County.
While creating new jobs and diversifying the economy in Wyoming, the CCSM Project will be generating electricity designed to help satisfy a portion of the Western U.S. demand for utility-scale, cost-competitive, diverse renewable energy supplies.
For more information on PCW and the CCSM Project, visit www.powercompanyofwyoming.com.
American Wind Week
Join PCW and other Wyoming wind energy entities that are celebrating AWEA's American Wind Week by supporting Energy Day at the Fair: 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Monday, Aug. 5, Carbon County Fairgrounds, Rawlins.

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