Having the capacity of 1,000 MW this plant’s construction, after final approval, will begin later this year and completed by mid-2013. The project includes construction of four groups of 250 MW of production with linear concentration of parabolic mirrors.
Two companies involved in the project, Germany’s Solar Millennium and Chevron Energy Solutions. Is expected to cover the surface covering an area of 94 square kilometers in Riverside County near the southeastern tip of California.
Construction will begin in late 2010. Is expected to begin operations after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM, the agency that has federal land) has given its approval in late October, as explained by the California Energy Commission (CEC).
In recent weeks, the CEC had already given the green light for the development of two concentrating solar parks to be built on private land, so it does not require the authorization of the federal agency.
The Blythe project’s total investment is estimated at more than $5 billion (3.5 billion euros). The first generation of electricity is expected in the first half of 2013.