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United States

Green light for 3GW Wyoming project

UNITED STATES: Wyoming state authorities have approved the development of the 3GW Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project.

Wyoming currently has 1.4GW of wind capacity operating
Wyoming currently has 1.4GW of wind capacity operating

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The development will be made up of 1,000 turbines, each with a 3MW capacity, giving it a total capacity far outstripping the world's current largest wind project, the 1GW Alta Wind Energy Centre in California.

Power Company of Wyoming, which is developing the project, has now been given consent by Wyoming Industrial Siting Council to start construction of the $5 billion project

The project is to be built in phases, with the work on the first 1.5GW stage set to begin before the end of the year. The second phase is due to start construction in 2019.

It will be located south of Sinclair and Rawlins in Carbon County, in the centre of the state. Wyoming currently has 1.4GW of operating wind capacity.

A turbine supplier for the project is yet to be announced.

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