Proposed Location: 5 miles west of the town of Ocotillo, in western Imperial County
Electricity Production Capacity: 315 megawatts
Company: Ocotillo Express LLC
Acreage: Approximately 12,436 acres of BLM-administered land
Status: Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision published in the Federal Register 5/11/12
Public Comment: The Record of Decision for the project has been released and there are no longer any opportunities to comment on the project
Electrictrical Transmission Connection: The recently approved Sunrise Powerlink crosses the project and will facilitate transmission of the project's renewable energy output to load centers in Southern California.
Company's Expected Benefits: Generate enough electricity to power almost 94,500 homes. Employ up to 350 workers during peak construction and up to 20 workers permanently.
The Record of Decision for the project was published in the Federal Register on 5/11/2012. At this time, there are no longer any opportunities to comment on the project.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Project Manager, R. Brian Paul at (760)337-4445.