The BLM will be hosting two virtual public meetings to discuss proposed solar and energy storage projects on Wed., September 8, and Thurs., September 9. Six applicants have requested right-of-way grants to construct, operate and decommission seven solar projects on public lands. These projects would be in close proximity to each other in the vicinity of the Esmerelda Substation and the proposed 525-kilovolt GreenLink West transmission line in unincorporated Esmerelda County.
The purpose of these public meetings is to provide information on the proposed projects and to solicit public input which will be incorporated into the applications for Variance Approval as required by the Solar Energy Development Programmatic EIS Record of Decision https://solareis.anl.gov/. Topics will include an overview of the projects, discussion of size, capacity, structures, timeline, and environmental concerns that are known at this time.