Proposed Location: One mile north and south of U.S. Interstate-10 (I-10) and approximately three miles west of the City of Blythe, spanning private agricultural land in both an unincorporated area of Riverside County, California, and a portion within the boundary of the City of Blythe, California.
Electricity Production Capacity: 485 megawatts.
Company: Renewable Resources Group
Acreage: The project would use 3,587 acres of previously disturbed agricultural private land for construction and operations.
Status: The joint EIR/EA for the project will be published on June 17, 2014. Interested parties may also find further information on the California Energy Commission's website at http ://www.energy.ca.gov
Electrical Transmission Connection: A 230 kV gen-tie line will connect the solar energy generating facility to the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation, located approximately four miles from the southernmost portion of the project.
A 45-day public comment period for the Draft EIR/EA begins June 17, 2014 and ends Monday, August 4, 2014. BLM has scheduled a public meeting to aid the public's understanding of the project and to solicit written comments on the issues, concerns , potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures that should be considered in writing the Final EIR/EA, which will be released later this year. The meeting is scheduled for: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. City of Blythe Multi-Purpose Room, 235 N. Broadway, Blythe, CA 92225.
Written comments will be accepted at the public meetings and may also be mailed, faxed or emailed to the following contacts:
Frank McMenimen, Project Manager
BLM Palm Springs - South Coast Field Office
1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs CA, 92262
Phone: (760) 833-7150, Fax: (760) 833-7199
Larry Ross, Principal Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon Street, 12th Floor, Riverside CA, 92501
Phone: (951) 955-9294, Fax: (951) 955-1811