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Fort Collins, Colo.-based ENSR, an environmental services firm, has been selected by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to prepare the environmental impact statement (EIS) for a major new wind energy project proposed by the Power Company of Wyoming.

The Power Company of Wyoming filed right-of-way applications with the BLM Rawlins field office to develop two wind farms on 98,000 acres in the Rawlins and Carbon county areas of Wyoming. The projects would be located partially on federal lands administered by BLM and on interspersed private lands.

The proposed 1,000 turbine wind energy project on the two sites is expected to have a capacity of 2,000 MW.

"We are looking forward to analyzing a wind energy project at such a large geographic scale," says Scott Ellis, ENSR's director of capital permitting. "Wind power will have a prominent role in the expansion of America's use of renewable energy resources. We are committed to assisting the BLM to prepare a technically sound and comprehensive EIS, since this project will likely serve as a model for future large wind energy developments on federal lands in the western U.S."

SOURCE: ENSR


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