BLM greenlights construction of 465 MW of solar projects in California

Jun 14, 2022 01:49 PM ET
  • The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in the United States has authorized the building and construction of the Arica and also Victory Pass solar projects in California, which will certainly with each other provide 465 MW of solar capacity and 400 MW of battery storage.
BLM greenlights construction of 465 MW of solar projects in California
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The firm claimed on Monday it released a notification to proceed, authorising Clearway Energy Group LLC to start full building of the two projects located near Desert Centre in eastern Riverside County. Building job is anticipated to begin immediately.

The 265-MW Arica solar project as well as 200-MW Victory Pass solar plan, both integrated with storage, stand for an infrastructure financial investment of about USD 689 million (EUR 659m), according to the news.

The BLM said the final construction approval is a milestone in the Biden-Harris management's goal of allowing at the very least 25 GW of solar, wind as well as geothermal generation on public lands by 2025. It comes after the agency authorized the projects at the end of 2021, granting the programmer a right of way for their building, procedure, maintenance and also decommissioning.

The BLM likewise stated it goes to the moment handling 67 utility-scale tidy energy projects on public lands in the western United States that could include 41,733 MW of renewable energy to the western electrical grid.

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