Blythe Solar Power Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Document Title
Blythe Solar Power Project
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Proposed Action to have supporting Plan Amendment Recommendations
Document Description
NOTES: Review per Lead/Final Palo Verde Solar l (applicant) has filed an application for a ROW to construct, operate, maintain and decommission the BSPP and bundled double circuit 230 kV power transmission line (gen-tie) on BLM-administered land. The BSPP would consist of four adjacent, independent, identical power block units (Units) of 250 MW nominal capacity each for a total nominal capacity of 1,000 MW commercial solar parabolic through generating station and ancillary facilities. The Applicant proposes to develop the BSPP in four phases, which are designed to generate a combined total of approximately 1000 MW of electricity. The first two phases of the proposed action, BSPP Units 1 and 2, are designed to provide a combined total of approximately 500 MW of electricity and would occupy an estimated 1600 acres each; the third and fourth phases, BSPP Units 3 and 4, would provide a combined total of approximately 500 MW of electricity and occupy an estimated 1200 acres each.

Contact Information

Sandra McGinnis
Agency Name
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
State Highways
Blythe Regional

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Solar (Parabolic Trough)(Megawatts 1,000 nominal)
Local Actions
Specific Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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