Permit submitted for proposed wind farm in Wyoming

2014-05-14T09:07:00Z 2014-05-15T11:09:09Z Permit submitted for proposed wind farm in WyomingThe Associated Press The Associated Press
May 14, 2014 9:07 am  • 

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application for a state permit to build the wind farm.

The Power Company of Wyoming submitted its industrial siting permit application on Tuesday for its proposed Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind farm south of Rawlins.

The Power Company is a wholly owned affiliate of Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz's The Anschutz Corp.

It proposes to install 1,000 turbines that would generate enough electricity to power 1 million homes.

The state Industrial Siting Council will hold a hearing on the application within 90 days. It then has another 45 days to issue a decision on whether to approve the application.

The project also is seeking various federal permits.

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