The Imperial Solar Energy Center West project was approved on August 23, 2011. The solar project will be constructed on private land previously used for agriculture.
Location: Imperial Valley
Electricity Production Capacity: 250 megawatts
Company: LightSource Renewables
Acreage: 1,130 acres private land
Status: Approved on August 23, 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 between 75,000 and 187,500 homes using photovoltaic technology.
- The project is expected to employ 285 workers during peak construction, and 4 workers during operations.
- The private land portion of the project will generate an estimated $5.4 million in local sales tax revenue.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management El Centro Field Office.