Over 1,700 MW solar and 1,300 MW battery storage are in the plans for Arizona, California, and Nevada.
The Department of the Interior has announced a comprehensive roadmap for solar energy development across Western states, with the objective of fostering solar production expansion and streamlining renewable energy siting and permitting on public lands in the U.S. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has also revealed significant progress on various renewable energy projects in Arizona, California, and Nevada, showcasing the nation’s commitment to clean energy goals.
The proposed alternative in the updated Western Solar Plan would allocate approximately 22 million acres of land for solar applications, aiming to meet the nation’s clean energy goals efficiently. The plan emphasizes directing development to areas with fewer resource conflicts and proximity to transmission lines while maintaining robust public and Tribal engagement.