Feds approve 1GW of Southern California solar projects


A trio of solar energy projects in the southern California desert expected to add more than 1 gigawatt of power to the state’s electrical grid are the first to be approved as part of the Dept. of the Interior’s Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) announced in December 2021. The plan focuses on 10.8 million acres of public lands in the desert regions of seven California counties.

Construction of the massive Oberon Solar Project in eastern Riverside County was approved July 13 by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). When completed next year, the project will generate up to 500MW of renewable energy and include 500MW of battery storage.

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Source: ENR California

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