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Blythe Solar Power Project (BSPP) (CACA 48811)

The following diagram shows the current progress for this proposed project with links to applicable project-related documents. The colored bar in the center indicates the items that have been completed or are currently underway.


Federal Coordination Process              

Right-of-Way Grant -




Record of Decision

Public Comment Period -  
  - Publication of Final EIS
Notification of Final EIS -  
  - Public Comment Period

Publication of Draft EIS -

  - Notice of Availability of Draft EIS
Notice of Intent -  

Project Vitals

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:  485 megawatts.

Company:  NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.

Acreage:  4,138 acres of BLM land will be disturbed by project construction and operation.

Status:  The Modified Blythe Solar Power Project was approved on August 1, 2014. NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center, LLC (the current Project applicant) has proposed conversion of the previously approved project from thermal solar to photovoltaic solar technology.  Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.  Interested parties may also find further information on the California Energy Commission's website at

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.

Public Comments

The public comment period for the Final EIS opens May 30 and closes June 30, 2014.

The public comment period for the Draft EIS closed March 24, 2014.

Click here to access the pdf of public comments received during the comment period.  
This is a large pdf; please allow it time to open. 

For more information, contact the Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office at (760) 833-7100 or email

Authorization Documents

The links below will be activated 
when these documents are available.

Notice to Proceed

Right-of-Way Grant, 8/12/2014

Record of Decision, 8/1/2014

Record of Decision Appendices


Environmental Impact Statement

Modified BSPP Final EIS 

Mod BSPP Final EIS Appendix A 

Mod BSPP Final EIS Appendix B-F 

Mod BSPP Final EIS Appendix G-H 

Blythe Solar Project Map 1  

Blythe Solar Proposed Layout  

Modified BSPP Draft EIS  

Mod BSPP Draft EIS Appendix A  

Mod BSPP Draft EIS Appendices B - F  

Related Links
BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

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