BLM seeks public comment on proposed Artemesia Solar Project


Bureau of Land Management

BLM Office:

Sierra Front Field Office

Media Contact:

Carson City, Nev – Longroad Energy Management, LLC will be hosting two virtual public meetings to discuss the proposed Artemesia solar photovoltaic solar generation and energy storage project on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, and Thursday. February 1, 2024. This project would be in Lyon County approximately seven miles northwest of Yerington, NV.

Artemesia Solar, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Longroad Energy Management, LLC, has applied for a 30-year right-of-way grant. Construction is anticipated to last 18 to 24 months and will include two solar generating facility areas with a collector line encompassing approximately 4,368 acres of public lands. The project proposes 300-megawatt alternating current solar photovoltaic generation and energy storage with a 345kV generation interconnection transmission line that would connect to a proposed substation to be constructed and owned by NV Energy located approximately 2.25 miles south of the project area.

The purpose of this stakeholder meeting is to provide information on the proposed project and to solicit stakeholder and public input for variance approval as required by the Solar Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision

The BLM considers applications for solar energy development in variance areas on a case-by-case basis through the variance process prior to initiating compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA.) Topics will include an overview of the project, discussion of size, capacity, structures, timeline, and environmental concerns that are known at this time.

Meeting information for January 30, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) is as follows:

Or call in (audio only)

     Dial +1 929-346-7434, Phone Conference ID: 111 986 293#

Meeting information for February 1, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. (PST) is as follows:

Or call in (audio only)

     Dial +1 929-346-7434, Phone Conference ID: 827 032 074#

For more information contact Katy Paiva at 775-885-6000.




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.