Desert Sunlight project in California to include 300 MW of storage

Jun 5, 2023 12:49 PM ET
  • The United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on Friday issued a notice to wage building and construction for 300 MW of extra energy storage capacity at the Desert Sunlight Solar complex in California.
Desert Sunlight project in California to include 300 MW of storage

The Desert Sunlight Solar facilities presently generate 550 MW of solar electrical energy and also have 230 MW of energy storage capacity in operation. The Sunlight Storage II project, which is being advanced by Sunlight Storage II LLC a completely possessed subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC, will certainly boost that storage capacity to 530 MW.

The project would be positioned within the existing fence line of the Desert Sunlight solar farm.

BLM stated that the project will certainly enhance integrity of the state power grid and also support the Biden-Harris administration's purposes to create clean energy on public lands as well as to achieve carbon-free electricity throughout the US by 2035.

In a separate announcement, BLM also invited public feedback on a suggested project involving approximately 300 MW of solar capacity and also 300 MW of battery storage on public lands in Clark as well as Nye counties, Nevada.

EDF Renewables Development Inc has actually sent the application for the right-of-way to construct the Bonanza solar plant. The general public scoping duration for the system will commence on Monday and also last for 45 days. BLM is anticipated to make a decision on the project in the autumn of 2024, according to the firm's discussion.

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