Proposed Location: Riverside County, about 13 miles northwest of the city of Blythe
Electricity Production Capacity: up to 750 megawatts
Company: McCoy Solar, LLC (subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC)
Acreage: about 7,700 acres of BLM land, 470 acres of private land
Status: Record of Decision signed on March 13, 2013
Electrictrical Transmission Connection: A 16 mile generation-tie line is proposed to connect the project to Southern California Edison's Colorado River Substation
Company's Expected Benefit:
- The McCoy project is anticipated to generate enough electricity to power 225,000 homes
- The project would employ an estimated 600 workers during peak construction and 13-20 workers during operations.
The Record of Decision for the project was published in the Federal Register on 3/13/2013. 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, Jeff Childers (951) 697-5308.