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Solar Millennium-Ridgecrest Solar Power Project

Solar Millennium, LLC, has applied for a right-of-way (ROW) authorization to construct and operate a parabolic trough, solar thermal, generating facility with a capacity of 250 megawatts. The project would connect to the existing Southern California Edison 230-kilovolt (kV) Inyokern/Kramer Junction transmission line. About a mile long portion of this 230 kV transmission line and about a mile long portion of a 115 kV line would be realigned to avoid the project area.

The approximately 3,920-acre proposed ROW would contain two solar fields, a power block, construction areas, a dry-cooling tower, steel transmission towers with associated transmission lines, access roads, three covered water tanks, an underground water pipeline, a water treatment facility, an electrical switchyard, a land treatment unit for bioremediation of any soil that may be contaminated by heat transfer fluid, an office, a warehouse, a parking lot, and facility perimeter fencing.

Chronology

  • Executive Summary-Draft Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • Section A-Draft Assessment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement
  • Application Submitted to BLM 2008
  • 1st Scoping Meeting Held Summer 2008
  • 2nd Scoping Meeting January 2010
  • A joint BLM/CEC workshops, informational hearings/scoping meetings will be held Jan 5th & 6th, 2010

  • NPLNEWS Jul 6, 2010 Letter to BLM & CEC
  • NPLNEWS Letter to Kern County Air Pollution District March 2010
  • NPLNEWS Solar Comments Jan 2010
  • NPLNEWS Solar Comments July 2009

    Written comments must be submitted to:

    BLM's California Desert District Office
    c/o Ridgecrest Solar Power Project
    22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos
    Moreno Valley, CA 92553
    Phone: (951) 697-5200
    Fax: (951) 697-5299

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