Power Company of Wyoming

2022 construction is under way for the CCSM Project

April 22, 2022 – Heavy equipment operators and environmental compliance monitors are hard at work again in windy Carbon County, Wyoming, continuing construction of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project.

On April 6, operators began creating new turbine access roads and building more turbine pads on the portions of the ranch approved for wind energy development.

Owned by Power Company of Wyoming LLC, the CCSM Project is sited on a checkerboard of private, state and federal land within a working cattle ranch adjacent to Interstate 80 and the Union Pacific railway. Due to the wind power project’s design and engineering to minimize surface disturbance, the project’s long-term land use will be less than 1,400 acres.

CCSM Project construction commenced in September 2016. The initial years of construction are focused on building the infrastructure across the site that is critical for constructing, operating and maintaining the wind project. Through 2021, PCW has completed over 135 miles of roads and 178 turbine pads.

Construction of the CCSM Project creates and supports good new direct and indirect jobs in Carbon County and Wyoming. This energy investment also leads to more non-mineral tax revenue for state and local governments, both during construction and operation.

At the same time, PCW’s extensive commitments to conservation assure that renewable resources are developed in an environmentally responsible manner. Major efforts undertaken by PCW along with ranch include a comprehensive wildlife conservation plan, a Bird and Bat Conservation Strategy, and an Eagle Conservation Plan. These science-based plans will protect wildlife and are intended to provide a conservation uplift for many species.

For more information on PCW and the CCSM Project, visit www.powercompanyofwyoming.com.

A bulldozer at the construction site An operator opens a new segment of CCSM Project road on April 6. PCW’s construction contractor primarily sources heavy equipment from Wyoming Machinery Company.

CCSM Project construction and compliance teamsThe CCSM Project’s construction and environmental compliance team members start each day with a safety meeting.

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