A consortium of leading energy companies have unveiled an ambitious proposal for a $8 billion wind power project in the state of Wyoming, with the goal of supply power-hungry California with clean and renewable electricity.

Pathfinder Renewable Wind Energy would build and operate a $4 billion 2,100-megawatt wind farm near Chugwater in south-eastern Wyoming in order to take advantage of the natural climate advantages of the state’s flat landscape, which is host to the strongest sustained winds in the country. Dresser-Rand Group would be entrusted…