in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell has announced the approval of a 500 MW wind energy project to be located on public lands and connected to the grid in Arizona.

The Mohave County Wind Farm, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America Inc., would feature up to 243 wind turbines. The DOI says the approval paves the way for right-of-way grants for use of approximately 35,000 acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land and 2,800 acres of Bureau of Reclamation land.

The DOI notes it has approved 46 wind, solar and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands since 2009, including associated transmission corridors and infrastructure to connect to established power grids. The BLM has also identified an additional 14 active renewable energy proposals slated for review this year and next.



Hybrid Energy Innovations

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Latest Top Stories

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

According to a new report, the world loses a whopping $89.3 billion to electricity theft annually, and emerging country markets are feeling a majority of the pain.


Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

According to a new report from Accenture, the growth of solar and other resources, such as energy storage, could mean significant losses for utilities.


NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

If approved, the agreement between the two energy companies would produce one of North America's largest renewable energy players.


EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its Clean Power Plan, which will create new regulations for existing power plants, the agency says it has received loads of feedback to consider.


Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

A new survey gauges rural smart grid efforts across the country and offers key findings, one of which is that nearly all utilities polled are doing something to modernize their systems.

S&C Electric_id176
edf_id180