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Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy

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State:
  • WY
County: Platte
Type of Resource:
  • Wind
Operating Status:
  • Proposed
Project Stage: Development
Capacity: 2100 MW
Developers: Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy
Partners: Magnum Energy; Duke American Trans.; GE; Guggenheim Partners; Sammons Enterprises
Locale:

Near Chugger in Platte County, WY.

BPA: N
Description:

"$8 billion initiative to bring large amounts of clean electricity to the Los Angeles area by 2023. The project would require construction of a 2.1 GW wind farm in Wyoming, one of the world's biggest energy storage facilities in Utah, and a 525-mile electric transmission line connecting the two sites. 'This project would be the 21st century's Hoover Dam - a landmark of the clean energy revolution,' says Jeff Meyer, managing partner of Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy, one of the four companies involved in the initiative. The other partners include Magnum Energy, Dresser-Rand and Duke-American Transmission. They say the proposed project would generate more than twice the amount of electricity produced by the giant 1930s-era hydroelectric dam in Nevada - 9.2 million MWh per year vs. 3.9 million MWh per year. Pathfinder would build, own and operate the $4 billion wind farm, located near Chugwater, Wyo., 40 miles north of Cheyenne. According to the company’s website, the wind project would use GE turbines and incorporate over 150,000 acres of private leases with more than 100 ranching and land owner partners. As for the energy storage project, Pathfinder, Magnum Energy and Dresser-Rand would install a $1.5 billion compressed air energy storage system at a site near Delta, Utah, 130 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Four vertical caverns - carved out of an underground salt formation at the site - would be key components of the storage system."

http://www.nawindpower.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.13441

http://www.pathfinderwindenergy.com/the-project/

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