Project would add 600 megawatts of clean energy to the Nevada grid
RENO, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management announced today the next steps in considering the proposed Stagecoach Wind Project, a planned 600-megawatt installation located south of the U.S. Highway 50 corridor about 18 miles east of Eureka in White Pine County.
The announcement sets aside nearly 70,000 acres in the project area for two years from appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing Act or the Materials Act, to prevent new mining claims from interfering with project review or development. Existing claims are not affected. This action is being taken prior to the BLM beginning the environmental analysis of the proposed project under the National Environmental Policy Act.
BLM manages vast stretches of public lands with the potential to make significant contributions to the nation’s renewable energy portfolio and provides sites for environmentally sound renewable energy projects. The efficient deployment of renewable energy from our nation’s public lands is crucial in achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035, as well as Congress’ direction in the Energy Act of 2020 to permit 25 gigawatts of solar, wind, and geothermal production on public lands no later than 2025.
For more information, please contact Gregory L. Helseth, BLM Nevada State Office at 775-861-6477 or BLM_NV_NVSO_web_mail@blm.gov.