Solar Project: Nevada: Fast Facts about Fast-Track Renewable Energy Projects

 

 
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Fast Facts about Fast-Track Renewable Energy Projects


Fast-track projects are those where the companies involved have demonstrated to BLM that they have made sufficient progress to formally start the environmental review and public participation process. These projects are advanced enough in the permitting process that they could potentially be cleared for approval by December 2010, thus making them eligible for economic stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. All renewable energy projects proposed for BLM-managed lands receive full environmental reviews required by the National Environmental Protection Act. A number of other renewable energy projects also are on fast-track status and could soon be ready for environmental study and public review.

GEOTHERMAL PROJECTS

BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT- Jersey Valley (Ormat Technologies, Inc.) Fast Facts

• The project would occupy approximately 62.7 acres of public land 50 miles southeast of Battle Mountain, Nevada.
• The project would produce a maximum of 30 megawatts of electricity.
• The project would supply energy to the Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPCo) electrical transmission system.
• Ormat Technologies, Inc., is a renewable energy company with headquarters in Reno, NV, that serves the United States, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and New Zealand.

BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT – McGinness Hills (Ormat Technologies, Inc.) Fast Facts

• The project would be located approximately 50 miles southeast of Battle Mountain, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 30 megawatts of electricity.
• The project would supply energy to the Sierra Pacific Power Company (SPPCo) electrical transmission system.
• Ormat Technologies, Inc., is a renewable energy company with headquarters in Reno, NV, that serves the United States, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and New Zealand.

CARSON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE – Coyote Canyon (Terra-Gen Power, LLC) Fast Facts

• The project would be located approximately 65 miles northeast of Fallon, in Churchill County, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 62 megawatts of electricity.
• TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“TGP”). TGP is primarily engaged in the development of wind, solar and geothermal projects. TGP is indirectly owned by ArcLight through its investment subsidiaries, and owns or leases 831 MW (net ownership interest) of generating capacity in geothermal, wind and solar through 21 renewable energy projects located across the western US.

CARSON CITY DISTRICT OFFICE – Dixie Meadows (Terra-Gen Power, LLC) Fast Facts

• The project would be located approximately 55 miles northeast of Fallon, in Churchill County, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 62 megawatts of electricity.
• TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“TGP”). TGP is primarily engaged in the development of wind, solar and geothermal projects. TGP is indirectly owned by ArcLight through its investment subsidiaries, and owns or leases 831 MW (net ownership interest) of generating capacity in geothermal, wind and solar through 21 renewable energy projects located across the western US.

WINNEMUCCA DISTRICT OFFICE – New York Canyon (Terra-Gen Power, LLC) Fast Facts

• The project would be located approximately 25 miles east-southeast of Lovelock, in Pershing County, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 62 megawatts of electricity.
• TGP Dixie Development Company, LLC is a subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power, LLC (“TGP”). TGP is primarily engaged in the development of wind, solar and geothermal projects. TGP is indirectly owned by ArcLight through its investment subsidiaries, and owns or leases 831 MW (net ownership interest) of generating capacity in geothermal, wind and solar through 21 renewable energy projects located across the western US.

SOLAR PROJECTS

BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT – Crescent Dunes (Solar Reserve) Fast Facts
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• The project would occupy approximately 1,600 acres of public land 13 miles northwest of Tonopah, Nevada.
• The project would include a concentrated solar power (CSP) facility, which consists of a large field of heliostats or mirrors to reflect the sun’s energy onto a central solar receiver or tower, a conventional steam turbine to generate electricity, and other related facilities.
• The project would produce a maximum of 180 megawatts of electricity.
• The bulk of the electric power produced by the facility would be transmitted to the electric grid under the control of the Sierra Pacific Power Company, doing business as NV Energy, and delivered to the Anaconda 230-kilovolt (kV) Substation, located about 8 miles north of the site. A high voltage overhead transmission line would be constructed to deliver power from the plant switchyard to the Anaconda substation. It is proposed that the new transmission line would parallel an existing transmission line that crosses the northwest corner of the site.
• Solar Reserve is a solar company focused on developing ways to store solar energy for nighttime use.

SOUTHERN NEVADA DISTRICT – Amargosa Farm Road (Solar Millennium) Fast Facts

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• The projects would occupy approximately 6,320 acres of public land 800 yards east of Amargosa, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 460 megawatts of electricity. Dry-cooled CSP technology would be used.
• The project would supply energy to the Valley Electric transmission line.
• Solar Millennium is a solar energy company that operates in the United States and Europe.

SOUTHERN NEVADA DISTRICT – Silver State Solar (NextLight) Fast Facts

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• NextLight Renewable Power, LLC, has submitted applications for two solar energy generation sites. The two applications are identified as Silver State South Solar Project and Silver State North Solar Project.
• The Silver State North Solar Project has been approved. This project will produce 60 MW of electricity and disturb 618 acres of federal land one mile east of Primm, Nevada.
• The Silver State South Solar Project is undergoing additional environmental analysis, and the BLM should issue a decision in 2012. This project would produce 340 MW of electricity and disturb 2,348 acres of public land one mile east of Primm, Nevada.
• The projects would include photovoltaic panels and related facilities, including a substation and switchyard facilities.
• Photovoltaic technology would be used for both projects.
• NextLight Renewable Power is a renewable energy company focused primarily on utility-scale solar development in the western United States.

TRANSMISSION LINE PROJECTS

ELY DISTRICT – ON Line (NV Energy) Fast Facts

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• The project would occupy approximately 5,722 acres of public land.
• The project would include a 280-mile transmission line.
• The project would be able to carry approximately 500 kV of electricity.
• NV Energy is an energy company with headquarters in Reno, NV, that serves Nevada and northeastern California.

ELY DISTRICT – Southwestern Intertie Project (SWIP) Fast Facts (Great Basin Transmission, LLC)

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• The project would occupy approximately 6,409 acres of public land.
• The project would include a 230-mile transmission line.
• The project would be able to carry approximately 500 kV of electricity.

WIND PROJECTS

ELY DISTRICT – Spring Valley Wind (Spring Valley Wind, LLC) Fast Facts

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• The project would occupy approximately 665 acres of public land.
• The project would produce approximately 150 megawatts of electricity.

SOUTHERN NEVADA DISTRICT – Searchlight Wind (Duke Energy) Fast Facts

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• The project would occupy approximately 780 acres of public land one mile east of Searchlight, Nevada.
• The project would include 156 wind turbines and other related facilities, including a substation administered by the Western Area Power Administration east of Searchlight, Nevada.
• The project would produce approximately 200 megawatts of electricity.
• The project would supply energy to the Western Area Power transmission line.
• Duke Energy is an energy company with headquarters in Charlotte, NC, that serves portions of the United States and Latin America.

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