The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are committed to America’s clean energy future. BLM-Nevada is working to diversify the nation’s energy portfolio through the development of solar, wind, geothermal, and transmission siting on BLM-managed public lands within the state.
The Renewable Portfolio Standard has set a target for Nevada's utilities to generate 25% of the total electricity from renewable sources by 2025. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers 67 percent of Nevada's land base, thus having the potential to make significant contributions to the Nation’s renewable energy portfolio.
Much progress has been made, with the approval of the first solar projects ever on Nevada public lands in October/November 2010. More progress lies ahead as work continues on review of priority projects for 2012, listed below.
Projects listed on this site have begun the environmental review and National Environmental Protection Agency(NEPA) process. To be a 2012 Priority Project, a company must demonstrate to the BLM that the project has progressed far enough to formally start the environmental review and public participation process, as well as have the potential to be cleared for approval by the end of the year.
Approved Renewable Energy Projects