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Pending Renewable Energy logo showing wind, solar, geothermal energy and transmission lines.Renewable Energy Applications

The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are committed to America’s clean energy future.  BLM-California is working to diversify the nation’s energy portfolio through permitting the development of wind, solar, geothermal, and transmission on BLM-managed public lands within the state.  Many of these projects are reviewed and processed jointly with the State of California through a unique partnership between the BLM, the California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission, and other agencies.

BLM California has approved more than a dozen large scale solar and wind projects since 2010, beginning with the first utility scale solar projects ever approved on public lands.  More information can be found on our Approved Renewable Energy Projects page.

The projects listed below are those applications that have begun the environmental review process.  Each project's website provides more information on the proposal and the permitting process.


Applications Undergoing Environmental Review 


Solar energy graphic Solar 

Blythe Solar Power Project (CACA 48811) (right-of-way amendment)  
Palen Solar Electric Generating System (CACA 48810)
Soda Mountain Solar (CACA 49584)


Geothermal Energy logoGeothermal

Haiwee Geothermal Leasing Area


Wind energy graphic Wind 

Tylerhorse Wind Project (CACA 51561) 
Walker Ridge Wind Project (CACA 51667)


Renewable Energy Planning

Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan 


All Pending Applications 


BLM Solar Applications Table 

Solar Applications and Authorizations (PDF)
Solar Applications and Authorizations (MS Excel)  

BLM Wind Applications Table 

Wind Applications and Authorizations (PDF)
Wind Applications and Authorizations (MS Excel)


Solar and Wind Applications Map

Northern California District Map (PDF) 
Central California District Map (PDF)  
California Desert District Map (PDF)

Geodatabase

BLM Renewable Energy Applications Geodatabase