BLM issues decision on the first commercial solar project on Wyoming lands
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. – In support of the Department’s goal of energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office released the final environmental assessment, finding of no significant impact and decision record for the Sweetwater Solar Energy Facility today.
Proposed by Sweetwater Solar, LLC, the 80-megawatt Sweetwater Solar Energy Facility would create up to 300 jobs during the six-month construction period and produce enough electricity to power 17,000 homes. The project could generate local tax revenue for Sweetwater County of $421,200 and $616,500 for the State of Wyoming. The project is located in Sweetwater County approximately 11 miles northwest of the city of Green River along the southern and northern sides of State Highway 372.
The final environmental assessment, FONSI, and decision record can be reviewed online at https://go.usa.gov/xQC2Z.
For more information, please contact Crystal Hoyt at 307-352-0322.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.