Welcome to Chevelon Canyon Wind Turbine HELL

This wind farm will cover 82 square miles! 104 turbines 820 whopping skyscraper feet high approved for Chevelon Canyon near Holbrook spread out over 52,500 acres and there is no plan to provide power to the residents as the 40 acre ranches there are off the grid how is this fair to anyone that will be forced to look at this crap for decades as these systems feed the rich including making trillionaires out of the cattle company that owns all this land, rich off your taxes and your electric bills that is if you have a connection to power. The people that live out here are there becausee they enjoy being away from industry. Now the personal greedists are destroying that as they build piplelines to your $$$ and send it to pensions and portfolios far away from this once lovely idyllic Western United States cowboy ranch rural mecca.

According to the minutes of the meeting the applicant offered a mere 1/2 mile setback

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Meeting Date: 09/13/2022  
Title:    West Camp Wind Farm - District III - SUP
Submitted For: Mischa Larisch Submitted By: Cody Cooper, Planner II
Department: Public Works Division: Planning & Zoning
Presented By: Cody Cooper

Motion before the Board:
PUBLIC HEARING: Consideration and possible adoption of Resolution Number 32 - 2022 approving/denying a Special Use Permit to allow for the construction, and operation, of a 500 MW wind energy generation facility, 250 MW battery storage facility, and associated facilities located on APN# 110-01-014, 110-06-001A, 110-06-001B, 110-06-002A, 110-06-002B, 111-07-002D, 111-03-021, 111-04-010, 111-08-003, 110-06-003, 111-03-018A, 111-03-018B, 111-08-001B, 111-08-002B, 111-03-001G, 111-08-001C, 111-08-001D, 111-08-001E, 111-08-002C, 111-08-002D, 111-08-002E, 111-04-002A, 111-04-001A, 111-03-001H, 111-03-001J, 111-01-001C, 111-01-001D, 110-04-001C, 111-04-001D, 111-04-002C, & 111-04-002D, which are portions of Township 15N, Range 17E, Sections 01, 02, 03, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 & Township 15N, Range 18E, Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27 & Township 15N, Range 19E, Sections 05, 06, 07 & Township 16N, Range 19E, Sections 05, 06, 07, 08, 17, 18, 19, 20, 29, 30, 31, 32 & Township 16N, Range 18E, Sections 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, & 36 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian.
The applicant is proposing a wind energy generation facility with a battery storage facility in the Chevelon Canyon area.  The proposed project site will encompass approximately 52,500 acres and produce 500 MW of electricity, with the potential to store 250 MW of electricity with the battery storage.  The applicant projects that there will be approximately 500 people employed during construction of this project and 30 full-time positions during the operating life of the project.
If approved, construction is projected to commence in late 2023 or early 2024.  The applicant has projected commercial operation in 2025. 
This project is designed to contain the following components for operation:
  • Up to one-hundred and four (104) wind turbines, with a maximum tip height of eight-hundred twenty (820) feet
  • Up to two on-site substations and up to one on-site switching station
  • Battery energy storage system
  • Between 6.5 miles and 25 miles of 345-kV or 500kV Gen-Tie line
  • Up to six permanent meteorological towers (for duration of project)
  • Aircraft detection lighting system
  • On-site operations and maintenance (O&M) building and laydown yard
  • Access roads
At the Thursday, August 18, 2022, Planning and Zoning Commission Hearing, the Navajo County Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of this Special Use Permit by a 5-0 vote (Commissioner John abstaining), subject to the conditions recommended by Staff. 
During the August 18 meeting, despite all conditions of the Navajo County Wind Energy Ordinance being met, concerns were raised by the public about the distance between wind turbines and private property on the western boundary of this project.  Due to this, the applicants voluntarily agreed to the addition of condition 19, which states, “The setbacks for wind turbines from any adjacent, non-participating, privately owned property on the western boundary of this project shall be ½ miles (2,640 feet).”
The Navajo County Planning and Zoning Commission and Planning and Zoning Staff recommend approval of this Special Use Permit, subject to conditions.
Staff Report
Reso. Approval
Reso. Denial
PZ Commission Minutes 08-18-22
Nearest Legal Residence & Structures Map
West Camp Wind Farm Turbine Corridors & Structure Locations

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Brandt Clark Berrin Nejad 09/06/2022 09:38 AM
Public Works Director Melissa Buckley 09/06/2022 02:23 PM
Form Started By: Cody Cooper Started On: 09/06/2022 08:42 AM
Final Approval Date: 09/06/2022