Two Rivers and Lucky Star Wind Project
On July 15, 2019, Two Rivers Wind, LLC and Lucky Star Wind, LLC (Applicants) filed an Application for a Permit to construct and operate the Two Rivers and Lucky Star Wind Energy Project (Project) in Carbon and Albany Counties in Wyoming. Applicants propose to construct a commercial Wind Energy Conversion System (WECS) project located near the Towns of Medicine Bow and Rock River in Carbon and Albany Counties, Wyoming. The Project will be developed in two Phases: the Two Rivers Wind Phase and the Lucky Star Wind Phase. The Two Rivers Wind Phase comprises the development of four wind generation facilities (Two Rivers I, II, III, IV) located on two private ranches. Two Rivers I, II, and III are located in Carbon County and situated on approximately 15,881 acres of the Two Rivers Ranch. Two Rivers IV is located in Albany County and will be situated on approximately 4,500 acres of the Medicine Bow River Ranch. Preliminary plans for the proposed facility include up to 77 wind turbine generators (WTGs) using a 2.5 to 4.5 MW generator to achieve a total nameplate capacity of up to 280 megawatts (MW). The Lucky Star Wind Phase comprises development of a single wind-powered electric generation facility with a capacity of up to 500 MW on three private ranches; approximately 51,152-acres of the Lookout Ranch in Albany County, approximately 22,020-acres of the Medicine Bow River Ranch in both Carbon and Albany counties, and approximately 6,645-acres of the True Ranches property in both Carbon and Albany counties. Preliminary plans for the proposed facility include up to 200 wind turbines using a 2.5 to 4.5 MW generator to achieve a nameplate capacity of approximately 500 MW. Two Rivers Wind Phase construction would be initiated in 2021. It is anticipated that construction will begin in April 2021 on Two Rivers I, II and III wind development areas, followed by the construction of the Two Rivers IV wind development area. Commercial operations for all Two Rivers wind development areas is expected in early 2022. Construction of the Lucky Star Wind Phase is anticipated to begin in April 2022 and continue through October 2023. Operations are scheduled to commence in Q4 2023. The Two Rivers Wind Phase workforce is anticipated to peak at 262 workers during Q3 of 2021. The Lucky Star Wind Phase workforce is anticipated to peak at 400 workers in July of 2022. The ISC issued a permit for this project on November 20, 2019.