Solar Project: California: Renewable Energy Fast Track Projects

 Renewable Energy Fast Track Projects

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Map of BLM California Field Offices


The U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) are committed to America’s clean energy future.  In order to achieve this, the BLM-California is working to diversify the nation’s energy portfolio through the “fast-track” development of wind, solar, and transmission siting on BLM-managed public lands within the state.  

Fast-track projects within the State of California are those renewable energy projects that have made significant progress in the permitting process and have either formally begun or will soon begin the environmental review and public participation process.  Additionally, companies responsible for each fast-track project could potentially be cleared for approval by December 2010 and would then be eligible for economic stimulus funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

BLM California Approved Solar Projects
Cumulative Totals
as of November 4, 2010
Megawatts approved: 3,037.5 MW
Homes to be powered by projects: 911,050-2,278, 125
Jobs to be generated by projects: 4,751


Blythe Solar Power Project (CACA 48811) Approved

Calico Solar Project (CACA 049537) Approved

Chevron Energy Solutions Lucerne Valley Solar Project (CACA 49561) Approved

Desert Sunlight Solar Farm Project (CACA 48649) 

Genesis Solar Energy Project  (CACA 48880) Approved

Imperial Valley Solar Project (CACA 47740) Approved

Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (CACA 48668) Approved

Palen Solar Power Project (CACA 48810)

Ridgecrest Solar Power Project (CACA 49016)


Daggett Ridge Wind Energy Project (CACA 49575)

Granite Mountain Wind Energy Project (CACA 48254)

Tule Wind Energy Project (CACA 49698) 


Barren Ridge Transmission Project (CACA 48871)

Devers-Palo Verde No.2 Transmission Project (CACA 48771)

Eldorado-Ivanpah Transmission Project (CACA 49834)


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