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Campo Verde Solar Project


The following diagram shows the current progress for this proposed project with links to applicable project-related documents. The colored bar in the center indicates the items that have been completed or are currently underway.


Federal Coordination Process

- Right-of-Way Grant

Decision Record -  
  - Public Comment Period
Publication of EA -  

Project Vitals

Proposed Location: Imperial Valley, southwest of El Centro near the Mexican border.

Electricity Production Capacity: 139MW

Company: Campo Verde Solar, LLC

Acreage: 1,443 acres of private land and 17 acres of BLM Land

Status: Secretary Salazar Approves Transmission Line on 9/26/12

Electrical Transmission Connection: A 230kV would leave Campo Verde, crossing 1 mile of BLM land and interconnecting with the Imperial Valley Substation.

Company's Expected Benefit:  

  • Produce enough electricity to power nearly 42,000 homes
  • Create 250+ jobs during peak construction and 5-7 permanent jobs
  • Generate $17.5 million in local tax revenue over the life of the project
  • Generate roughly $239 million of positive impact to County economy

Project Fact Sheet

Public Comments

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comment on a proposed one-mile generation-interconnection (gen-tie) transmission line that would cross federal lands approximately eight miles southwest of El Centro, Calif. About 4/10 of the line would be on public land. Public comment on the proposed expansion will be accepted until May 13, 2012.

Comments should be made in writing and e-mailed to Lynnette Elser at or mailed to: Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, Attn: Lynnette Elser, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

For further information please contact Lynnette Elser at (951) 697-5233 or

Authorized Documents
Decision Record, 9/26/12
Decision Memorandum
Environmental Documents
Environmental Assessment
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Related Links
BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

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