BLM seeks comments on proposed Libra Solar Project


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CARSON CITYAs part of the Biden-Harris administration’s goal to permit 25 gigawatts of renewable energy on public lands by 2025 and achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, the Bureau of Land Management today announced it is seeking public comments on the proposed Libra Solar Project in Mineral and Lyon Counties, Nevada. The 30-day scoping comment period opened today and will close May 23, 2023.

The proposed project would generate up to 700 megawatts of electricity on approximately 5,500 acres of BLM-managed public land, primarily in Mineral County. The proposal considers the construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of the project’s photovoltaic solar modules and associated facilities, including a power line connecting the project to the grid, which would extend into Lyon County. The project would sit approximately 55 miles southeast of the Reno metropolitan area, 11 miles southeast of the town of Yerington, 7 miles west of U.S. Route 95, and 8 miles east of State Route 208.

More information about the proposed project can be found on BLM’s ePlanning website at

The BLM will hold a virtual scoping meeting for the proposed Libra Solar Project on May 8, from 6-8 p.m. PT. Registration information is available at ePlanning link above.

The BLM manages vast stretches of public lands that have the potential to make significant contributions to the nation’s renewable energy portfolio. To promote the development of these energy sources, the BLM provides sites for environmentally sound development of renewable energy on public lands. The efficient deployment of renewable energy from our nation’s public lands is crucial in achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, as well as Congress’ direction in the Energy Act of 2020 to permit 25 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal production on public lands no later than 2025.

Written comments may be mailed to the BLM, Carson City District Office, Attn: Libra Solar Project, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, or emailed to Comments may also be submitted utilizing the “Participate Now” function at the Project ePlanning page at:

For more information, please contact Melanie Hornsby at 775-885-6024 or via email at


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.