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 proponent was sold to BrightSource Energy. BrightSource Energy has sold the project to EDF Renewable Development. The BLM is currently in the process of preparing a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement to analyze the Applicant’s proposed technology change from a solar thermal parabolic trough project to a solar thermal power tower project to the current proposed technology - solar photovoltaic.
For the current project please see the 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: The public comment period began June 29, 2016 and will end on September 3, 2016 (30 days after the second public meeting).
Two public information meetings have been scheduled:
- 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 will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2016, 3:30-5:30 at Palm Springs City Hall, 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Please contact Jennifer Whyte, project manager, by email at email@example.com or by phone at (303) 239-3708 for more information.