Proposed Location: 10 miles east of Desert Center along Interstate 10, approximately halfway between the cities of Indio and Blythe, in Riverside County, California.
Electricity Production Capacity: 500 megawatts
Company: EDF Renewable Development - Palen Solar III, LLC
Acreage: 3,896 acres
Status: The original project on the Palen site was proposed by Solar Millenium. The application was subsequently acquired by BrightSource Energy, and has now been acquired by EDF Renewable Development. The BLM is preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the environmental impacts of the newly proposed solar photovoltaic technology.
Palen Project Plan of Development
Electrical Transmission Connection: A re-routed 4.5-mile 230kV gen-tie line will connect the project to the Red Bluff Substation.
Public Comment: Two public information meetings have been held:
- The first meeting was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 3:30-5:30 at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
- The second meeting was held on Thursday, August 4, 2016, 3:30-5:30 at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The BLM is requesting public comments related to this proposal by September 3, 2016 (30 days after the second public meeting).
Please contact Jennifer Whyte, project manager, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (303) 239-3708 for more information.