Proposed Location: Two miles north of U.S. Interstate-10 (I-10) and eight miles west of the City of Blythe in an unicorporated area of Riverside County, California.
Electricity Production Capacity: 1,000 megawatts.
Company: NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.
Acreage: 7,025 acres of BLM land will be disturbed by project construction and operation.
Status: On March 18, 2013 NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center, LLC, (the current Project applicant) submitted a supplement to the Plan of Development (POD) to reflect the proposed conversion of the project from thermal solar to PV. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. Interested parties may also find further information on the California Energy Commission's website at http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/blythe_solar/
Public Comment: The project as proposed has been approved, and there is no comment period at this time. If the project undergoes any further environmental review, additional opportunities to comment will be made available.
Electrical Transmission Connection: A 230kV gen-tie line will connect the solar energy generating facility to the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation, located 5 miles to the southwest.
The Record of Decision for the project was published in the Federal Register. At this time, there are no longer any opportunities to comment on the project.
For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management Palm Springs Field Office at (760) 833-7100 or email CAPSSolarBlythe@blm.gov