Interior designates land in Arizona for wind, solar projects

The U.S. Department of the Interior Jan. 18 designated 192,100 acres of land in Arizona for utility-scale solar and wind developments.

The Record of Decision (ROD) for the initiative, known as the Restoration Design Energy Project, ends a three-year, statewide environmental analysis of disturbed land and other areas with few known resource conflicts. The ROD also establishes the Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone, the third solar zone on public lands in Arizona.

The lands identified in Arizona include previously disturbed sites and lands with low resource sensitivity and few environmental conflicts. Additionally, the selected lands needed to have access to transmission lines and load centers as well as be situated near areas with high electricity demand.

The ROD also sets standards for projects to avoid environmental impacts and establishes a baseline set of environmental protection measures for proposed renewable energy projects.

The new, 2,550-acre Agua Caliente Solar Energy Zone could generate more than 20 MW of solar projects, the Office of Bureau and Land Management estimates.

Read more new renewable energy projects news

Sponsored by FLSmidth

Related Articles

SwRI receives $9.9Mn from DOE to improve solar plant efficiency

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test high-efficiency supercritical CO2 (sCO2) hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

 DOE to help tribes advance onsite, renewable energy projects

DOE to help tribes advance onsite, renewable energy projects

DOE announced the third round of START Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

Follow Power Engineering on Twitter
Latest News
Rhode Island natural gas-fueled power plant

Chicago firm to build clean energy facility in Rhode Island

A Chicago-based company that plans to build an energy facility in Rhode Island says it will c...
States to fight EPA carbon emissions rule

Nebraska to join other states challenging new EPA rules

Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson says the state will join others in a legal fight agai...
Hydropower tops power generation share in Canada over next decade

Hydropower tops power generating sources in Canada, report says

Hydropower will continue to be the dominant power generation source in Canada over the next t...
Mitsubishi Hitachi group launches precipitator unit

Mitsubishi Hitachi companies launch emissions control unit

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics System...
China US nuclear deal passes congressional review

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review

An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be r...
NRC special inspection at Honeywell uranium hexafluoride leak

NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conve...
House GOP says they have votes against Iran nuclear deal

House GOP says it has the votes to disapprove of Iran deal

House Republicans said Monday that they have the GOP votes to disapprove of the Iran nuclear ...
Winners and losers in Clean Power Plan Associated Press

Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits

President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants t...

Power Engineering Current Issue

02/01/2015
Volume 119, Issue 2
1502PE-cover
Products Showcase
Dynamic Fluoride Ion cleaning DFIC of industrial natural gas turbines Hi-Tech Furnace Systems

Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning of IGT Parts

The Dynamic Fluoride Ion Cleaning (DFIC) Process from Hi-Tech Furnace Systems is able to clean deep, narrow cracks of oxides by cycling between negative, atmospheric, and positive pressure.

Archived Articles

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

Power Industry Wire News

Obama Unveils Final Clean Power Plan, but Will It Survive Court Challenge? -- an Industrial Info News Alert

Obama Unveils Final Clean Power Plan, but Will It Survive Court Challenge? -- an Indust...

BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality Credits

BREEAM Approves SCS Indoor Advantage Gold Certification Program for Indoor Air Quality ...

China's Power Consumption, Natural Gas Output Rise in First Half of 2015, While Coal, Steel Tumble -- an Industrial Info News Alert

China's Power Consumption, Natural Gas Output Rise in First Half of 2015, While Coal, S...

Emerald Oil Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial and Operational Results, Guidance Increase, Credit Facility and Term Loan Facility Update

Emerald Oil Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial and Operational Results, Guidance Inc...

EnerCom, Inc. to Host 100+ E&P, Oilfield Service and MLP Companies at the Oil & Gas Conference(R) 20; Conference Dates Are August 16-20, 2015

EnerCom, Inc. to Host 100+ E&P, Oilfield Service and MLP Companies at the Oil & Gas Con...

Power Engineering

Article Archives for Power Engineering Magazine

Continuing Education

Professional Development Hours

To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

Latest Energy Jobs

View more Job Listings >>