ESA delivers EIS for Largest Solar Energy Project on Public Lands


ESA successfully assisted the Bureau of Land Management with interagency coordination and preparation of the final environmental impact statement for the largest solar energy project on U.S. public lands. The Blythe Solar Power Project will produce up to 1,000 megawatts of solar power, generating enough electricity to power 300,000 to 750,000 homes. The project was proposed by Palo Verde Solar I, a subsidiary of Berkeley, California’s Solar Millennium, LLC. The project was licensed by the California Energy Commission on September 15, 2010 and approved by the Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, on October 25, 2010.