Largest wind farm project in the U.S.

What could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. has received approval from Wyoming regulators but still awaits completion of federal environmental reviews.

The Industrial Siting Council voted 7-0 Wednesday to approve Power Company of Wyoming’s proposal to build up to 1,000 wind turbines in Carbon County in south-central Wyoming.

Siting council chairman Shawn Warner says that the company did a first-class job with its permit application.

The $5 billion Chokecherry and Sierra Madre project would produce enough power for 1 million homes. The Power Company is a wholly owned affiliate of Denver billionaire Phil Anschutz’s The Anschutz Corp.

The project still has to get approval from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.