Feds Seek Input On Solar Leasing Area Near Vegas

The Las Vegas Field Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is seeking public comments on a proposed designated leasing area (DLA) east of the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone, located north of Las Vegas.

The proposed DLA would allow BLM to conduct a competitive lease auction for solar development. It is estimated that a project would generate up to 3,600 direct jobs at peak construction with a permanent staff of 15 after construction. Up to 150 MW of solar power could be generated from the DLA, the BLM notes.

“The BLM strives to be a good neighbor in the communities we serve, and we look forward to receiving input from the public on this important proposal,” states Gayle Marrs-Smith, BLM’s Las Vegas Field Office manager.

The public comment period closes on May 14. More information can be found here.

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