CHEVELON BUTTE WIND FARM
Location: Coconino and Navajo Counties, AZ
What is the Chevelon Butte Wind Farm Project?
The Chevelon Butte Wind Farm is a planned 477 MW maximum capacity wind energy project in Coconino and Navajo Counties, Arizona, located approximately 20 miles south of Winslow. The project will be comprised of up to 164 wind turbines that will connect to Arizona’s electrical grid via an existing adjacent transmission line. This low-cost form of energy is building a cleaner future and creating economic benefits for all Arizonans. The project applicant is Chevelon Butte RE, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sustainable Power Group LLC (sPower).
Features of The Chevelon Butte Wind Farm Project
The wind turbine generators will connect electricity to two on-site collector substations via underground collection cables, which will increase voltage and connect the electricity to a new above ground generation lead line. The project’s electrical output from the generation lead line will be connected to an existing Arizona Public Service Electric Company (APS) 345kV transmission line adjacent to the site via a new interconnection switching station. Energy storage may be incorporated as part of the project’s electrical infrastructure. Other project features include an operations and maintenance building, enclosed storage areas, two meteorological towers, and a construction laydown yard/parking area.
sPower, an AES and AIMCo company, is the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States. sPower owns and operates a portfolio of solar and wind assets greater than 1,500 MW and has a development pipeline of more than 10,000 MW. sPower is owned by a joint venture partnership between The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES), a worldwide energy company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, and the Alberta Investment Management Corporation, one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment fund managers.