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Bonanza Solar Project

All dates below are specific to the schedule of the Environmental Review and Permitting processes for this project.

Planned

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW AND PERMITTING STATUS
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Renewable Energy Production

SECTOR
Renewable Energy Production

Project Category

CATEGORY
FAST-41 Covered Projects

Department of the Interior

LEAD AGENCY
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management

Other Agencies with Actions or Authorizations:

Department of the Interior

Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

Description:

Bonanza Solar, LLC proposes to construct, operate, and decommission a 300 MW solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage system electrical generation plant and associated facilities on approximately 5,133 acres (note: project sponsor would consider a project size up to 600 MW if sufficient land area was available).  The project proposes to include:

  • A main access road;
  • a secondary access for emergency purposes;
  • 230 kV gen-tie;
  • power blocks of electrical generating capacity;
  • power collection and power conversion systems;
  • battery energy storage system;
  • an on-site electrical substation;
  • an on-site operations and maintenance building;
  • temporary construction laydown areas within the project fence line;
  • a roadway system consisting of internal and perimeter roadways within the project fence line;
  • microwave/communication tower;
  • site security, fencing, and lighting; and
  • meteorological stations.

The proposed project site is entirely on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District. The proposed project would be on Solar Variance lands as identified in the 2012 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States (Solar PEIS).

NOTE: All Actions and Milestones scheduled after the "Agency Application Evaluation & Variance Determination" are subject to a favorable determination by the Agency to continue processing the application.

Permitting Timetable

Planned Environmental Review and Permitting processes

Action Responsible Agency Status