Proposed Location: Imperial Valley, southwest of El Centro near the Mexican border
Electricity Production Capacity: 275 megawatts
Company: Centinela Solar Energy, LLC
Acreage: 2,067 acres of private land
Status: BLM approval on December 29, 2011
Electrical Transmission Connection: 230 kV line will cross BLM land and interconnect with the Imperial Valley Substation
By the Numbers (Selected Alternative):
- The project will generate enough electricity to power approximately 82,500 homes
- An estimated 360 workers will be employed during peak construction, along with 5-7 permanent workers during operations
- The project will utilize photovoltaic technology
The 30 day BLM public review and comment period for this DEIR/EA begins with publication of the document on 10/14/11. To ensure that all public comments will be considered, the BLM must receive comments on the EA by close of business on 11/13/2011.
Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
For more information, please contact the Bureau of Land Management El Centro Field Office.