Wyoming wind farm on track to clear another regulatory hurdle

In the summer of 2007, an independent energy company installed a meteorological tower to test the wind conditions on a ranch in Carbon County. The results revealed what most residents living in and around Rawlins already knew: The site boasted ferocious wind speeds, making it an ideal spot to build one of the country’s most ambitious wind farms.

Now, over a decade later, Power Company of Wyoming LLC has moved one step closer to clearing a final environmental requirement needed to bring the massive 3,000 megawatt-Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project to fruition. The project will include up to 1,000 wind turbines.