Notice of Permit Approval Roundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC - Roundhouse Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-13

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Notice of Permit Approval Roundhouse Renewable Energy, LLC - Roundhouse Wind Energy Project Before the Wyoming Industrial Siting Council Docket Number DEQ/ISC 18-13

Notice of Permit Approval

Pursuant to provisions of the Wyoming Industrial Development Information and Siting Act (W.S. 35-12-101 et seq.), notice is hereby given that the Roundhouse Wind Energy Project (the Project) of Roundhouse Renewable 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/roundhouse-wind-energy-project/ .

 

The Permit allows the Applicant to construct and operate the Project located 9 miles west of Cheyenne in Laramie County.  The Project is a wind energy facility with capacity to produce up to 300 megawatts of energy.  The project components include up to 120 turbines, up to two substations, an operations and maintenance building, turbine access roads, an above and underground electrical collection system, and a 19-mile 230kV transmission line to the Platte River Power Authority Rawhide Substation in northern Colorado.  The project is located on 49,974 acres on City of Cheyenne, State of Wyoming and private lands in Laramie County.  The 17-month construction period is anticipated to commence in August 2019 and be completed by the end of 2020.  Construction manpower is anticipated to peak at 240 workers during August 2020. 

 

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 June 13, 2019 at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Headquarters in the Elk Room, 5400 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, Wyoming.  The hearing concluded that same day, however, deliberations continued at 8:30 A.M. on July 1, 2019, at the Laramie County Library, in the Cottonwood Room, located at 2200 Pioneer Ave, in Cheyenne, Wyoming and concluded in the afternoon of that same day.  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 15th Day of August, 2019

Industrial Siting Division, Department of Environmental Quality

200 West 17th Street, 4th Floor

Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002

Telephone: (307) 777-7369

Email: kimber.wichmann@wyo.gov