The Western Area Power Administration (Western), an agency of the Department of Energy (DOE), has prepared a draft environmental assessment (EA) on the proposed interconnection of the Summit Wind Farm (Project) in Roberts County, near the city of Summit, South Dakota. SummitWind, LLC, a subsidiary of OwnEnergy, LLC, has applied to WAPA to interconnect their proposed Project to WAPA’s power transmission system.

This draft EA addresses WAPA’s Federal action of interconnecting the proposed Project to WAPA’s transmission system and making any necessary modification to WAPA facilities to accommodate the interconnection. The EA also includes a review of the potential environmental impacts of SummitWind, LLC, constructing, operating, and maintaining a 80-megawatt (MW) wind power generating facility, consisting of wind turbine generators, access roads, an electrical collection system, a collector substation, permanent meteorological tower(s), an operations and maintenance building and yard, a transmission line, temporary staging areas, and other ancillary facilities.

Comments or requests for the draft EA may be submitted by letter to WAPA at P.O Box 35800, Billings, Montana 59107, by phone at (406) 255-2811, or by email to Micah Reuber at Please refer to the Summit Wind Project in your correspondence.

Dates: The public comment period closes on December 29, 2014.





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