Blythe Solar Power Project Receives Proposed CEC Approval

Solar Trust of America says its project development subsidiary, Solar Millennium LLC, has received a proposed decision from the California Energy Commission (CEC) granting the license to build and operate its Blythe Solar Power Project (BSPP) in Riverside County, Calif.

The project would be the largest concentrating solar power (CSP) facility in the world, according to the company. It would consist of four 242 MW plants, totaling 968 MW of generating capacity.

The CEC has determined that the planned facility complies with all applicable laws and regulations. BSPP would employ dry-cooled technology and would use 90% less water than previous plant designs, primarily for mirror washing, feed water and on-site domestic use.

The proposed decision is scheduled to be considered for vote by the CEC Commissioners in September following a public-comment period.

SOURCE: Solar Trust Of America

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