The U.S. Interior Department announced today that they have completed the environmental reviews of a proposed 3 gigawatt wind farm to be located on public, private, and state owned land in Carbon County, Wyoming. The Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm could contain up to 1,000 turbines and produce electricity for about 1 million homes.
The company behind the project, Power Co. of Wyoming, first submitted its application for the wind farm in 2008. Now that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management has completed it’s final environmental impact statement, Power Co’s wind farm proposal now moves to the public comment phase, so the company won’t be breaking ground anytime soon.