BLM gets right of way application for Iron Springs solar project in Utah

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management office in Utah got a March 9 application for a 2.2-mile-long 138-kV generation line (gen-tie line) that would transport power generated from SunEdison‘s Iron Springs Solar Project on private land, to the Three Peaks substation (also on private land).

The gen-tie line would be supported by wood or steel pole structures, with approximately 13 structures on BLM-public lands. The width is proposed to be 100 feet wide encompassing approximately 26.7 acres of BLM-public lands. The location is in Iron County. A map that came with the application shows two alternative routes. The size of the solar project isn’t given.

BLM said it will need to prepare an environmental assessment on the application.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.