Notice of Permit Approval Ekola Flats Wind Energy, LLC – Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 17-03

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Notice of Permit Approval Ekola Flats Wind Energy, LLC – Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 17-03

Notice of Permit Approval.  Pursuant to provisions in the Wyoming Industrial Development Information Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Ekola Flats Wind Energy Project of Ekola  Flats Wind Energy, LLC (Applicant) has received a Permit to construct from the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council.  Records of the application and decision can be viewed during business hours in the offices of the Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality, or on the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality’s website at, http://deq.wyoming.gov/isd/application-permits/resources/ekola-flats-wind-energy-project/.

The Permit will allow the Applicant to construct and operate a wind energy generation facility to produce up to 250 megawatts of energy. The project components include up to 100 turbines, private access roads, buried and overhead electrical collection system lines, overhead transmission lines, at least one electrical substation, an operations and maintenance building, laydown yards, staging yards, parking areas, communication facilities, and storage facilities.  The project is located on approximately 27,000 acres of private and state land in Carbon County.  Construction is anticipated to commence in Q2 2019 and be completed by the end of December 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 250 workers in July-September of 2019 and 2020, with a temporary shutdown of major activities in the winter.  Pursuant to W.S. 16-3-107, notice was given and the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council conducted a public hearing on the Application for Permit.  The hearing began at 8:30 A.M. on September 6, 2018 at the Rawlins Rec Center, 1616 Harshman St., Rawlins, Wyoming.   The hearing concluded and deliberations of the Industrial Siting Council took place the afternoon of September 6, 2018, at the same location.  The Council considered the Applicant’s request pursuant to the provisions of the Industrial Development and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), and the Rules and Regulations adopted thereunder, and rendered a decision to grant the permit.

Dated this 19 Day of October, 2018

Industrial Siting Division

Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002

307-777-7369

Kimber.Wichmann@wyo.gov