The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved the construction of BrightSource Energy Inc.'s Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which has a 370 MW nominal capacity and 392 MW gross capacity.
The Ivanpah project is also being reviewed by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The BLM is expected to issue its final record of decision in the coming weeks. BrightSource expects to have all of the necessary permits to commence construction this fall.
SOURCE: BrightSource Energy Inc.