Interior Secretary approves the ninth Large-Scale Solar Power Plant Project

Published on 20. Dec 2010

US Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar has accepted the second large scale solar power plant project, to the North of the Western Central Nevada, tonopah, Nevada 110-megawatt-equivalent facility.

Approval is the ninth Mr. Salazar is because since the beginning of October, Southwest the proposal for a decision of the utility-size of the Sun.

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy project uses solar thermal “Power Tower” techniques to produce enough electricity to supply up to 75,000 households in peak times, Land Management Bureau said.

Development of the company’s parent company, SolarReserve, established in Santa Monica, Calif., said the News version that the project would result in approximately 450 direct jobs during the construction of a building and another 4 000 indirect jobs in the region. The company said the project is approximately 50 permanent operations and maintenance employees and 5 million dollars annually to the operating budget, much of which is expected to be spent locally. The project is expected to be approximately 40 million dollars to create sales during the lifetime of the business of real estate and wait for approximately 30 years.

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“Ken Salazar
US Secretary of Interior

“Crescent Dunes is associated with the host on the West by public transport, that are about how our nation is powered on, a new chapter of renewable energy projects,” Mr. Salazar said the signing of the Bureau decision record.  “Use American ingenuity, we have jobs, promote the local economy and clean energy virittäviä sustainable, industrial base, which strengthens our nation’s energy.”

Project SolarReserve subsidiary tonopah, Nevada Solar Energy has been proposed by 2,250 acres in public is built around 13 miles North West Nye County tonopah, Nevada. Is the project of the third Sun federally approved administers, on behalf of the publicly-owned property, Nevada; others are 500-megawatt solar thermal project Amargosa-Desert east of Death Valley National Park, and 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant near Primm.

The Bureau has also adopted several other Nevada-renewable energy development: two for geothermal energy project in the projects, the wind and the new long-distance transmission line, which provide consumers with the West by the use of renewable energy sources.

The Bureau of Land Management, the Director of the Robert v. Abbey said “energy projects reflect a collaborative partnerships, we have developed to protect our natural environment, while at the same time tietoliikenneprotokollat u.s. wealth of renewable energy sources in order to achieve our common objectives”. “I want to thank all the partners of the Crescent Dunes in the development of the Environmental Impact statement and recognize, in particular, Nellis Air Force base and the air force Scientific Advisory Board, which analyses a number of proposed project sites. By working together, we have been able to identify the location of the institution’s best and reduces the Nellis Air Force testing and operational impact of the operation. “

Nellis Air Force Base outside the Southern Nevada Las Vegas is a 14-megawatt solar PV plant site. Air force its concerns that the Crescent Dunes original plan would have affected the Nellis Testing and training in the region, according to the Bureau of land Management.

SolarReserve said it expects to begin in 2011 Crescent Dunes for the construction of the project.

“Power Tower” plants use sunlight with mirrors heliostats focus fields called central receiver high tower. High-temperature heat transfer to the account of the Sunshine State-of-the-art fluid, which connects to the steam as it moves through the heat exchangers are. Steam turbine-generator produces a spin on our power.

Development of the enterprise said Crescent Dunes plant is able to intercept and retain enough thermal energy in the morning to offer at full power at all in the afternoon and a maximum of eight hours of electricity in the sunset. Heat storage is the molten salt. Technology developed in the Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Division of United Technologies Corporation in the United States, “give utilities the generator, which shall carry out, where appropriate, the producer of the conventional power reliably, but without any harmful emissions associated with burning coal, natural gas and oil as fuel, firm, stable, and the use of renewable energy,” said the press release of the solar Reserve.

Kevin Smith, SolarReserve CEO “Lead a project in the United States, such as we are gratified we received in our Office officials Nye tonopah, Nevada BLM County and the town of tonopah, Nevada, NV Nellis Air Force Base, and the energy of the stars, with the support of the” said. “We are also strong support for Washington, D.C., Senator [Harry] Reid relentless assistance project. Activities of the Ministry of the Interior Department as of the date of this decision, in order to supplement the Department handles record, DOE’s loan guarantee fund in the project development agenda through. Completing this project to set up this American technology solar energy with integrated energy storage worldwide leading solution. “

Recovery of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act through the tonopah, Nevada Solar Energy can qualify for the grants loans – which covers more than 30% of the eligible project costs – as well as the Department of energy, in the form of a loan guarantee for the construction of the project to assist in the establishment of the taxable amount for VAT encompasses, rather than the current one. The Bureau of Land Management, the project represents an investment, said 850 million dollars.

Add-in, NV energy has signed an agreement with the tonopah, Nevada Solar Energy power plant produces electricity purchase. Electricity transmission grid paste NV Energy to be built on the site of the bottom row exists in the Anaconda Moly drive, about 6 miles to the North, over the Web.

The Bureau of Land Management, said it “worked closely linked to the status of the Federal Government and the military to promote environmentally appropriate project, including the Environmental Protection Agency, US-Fish Wildlife Service, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the US air force, as well as members of the environment and conservation with the agencies of the community.”

To minimise the effects of the biological resources of the Bureau, said, the selected alternate plan, which will reduce the project size 7,680 Ares Ares development footprint of 2,250 acres with 1,776.

The project concerns not Native American tribal means of transport, the Bureau said in the memo attached to base its decision on the record. Three tribes, who were invited to participate in the project expressed interest in the discussions. Nine Prehistoric archaeological sites were identified and processed in the framework of the review. Is not federally listed threatened or endangered species on the territory of the said executive officers in the project, but the golden eagle nest had accounts for 8 miles south of Crescent Dunes area.

The Bureau of the said lithium mining claim that overlaps the project site “could be incompatible with the public land of the proposed project, development, and possibly create problems.” Lithium demand is expected to rise to a snap-in allows lithium-batteries for the cars become popular.

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