Two California solar projects have the green light from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
The Arica and Victory Pass solar projects are located on federally owned land in Riverside County east of Los Angeles. Combined they could generate up to 465 MW of power and up to 400 MW of battery storage.
The Bureau’s approval allows developer Clearway Energy Group to construct, operate and maintain the two separate PV solar facilities. These are the first projects to be built within areas identified for renewable energy development as part of the bureau’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. The plan is focused on more than ten million acres of public lands in seven California counties.