Battle Mountain pursues development of 101-MW solar project in Nevada

Battle Mountain SP LLC on Nov. 28 filed a notice with the Nevada Public Utilities Commission that it will apply soon with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to be allowed to make improvements to an existing road so it can access the site for an up to 101-MW (ac) solar photovoltaic project the company plans for Humboldt County, Nevada.

The company noted that it will file with the Nevada commission for approval of the Battle Mountain Solar Project itself around the same time the BLM wraps up its environmental review of the road improvement project.

The solar project site is about seven miles northwest of Battle Mountain, next to the Mote Exit for Interstate 80. The solar project site itself is on private land, with access via 1,000 feet of the BLM road. The filing indicates that the project is due for a construction start in the first quarter of 2018, with construction completion in the first quarter of 2019.

A project contact is: Philip Prause, Battle Mountain SP LLC, 718 University Ave. #210, Los Gatos, CA 95032, phone 416-907-0408,

That e-mail address is for Germany-based GP JOULE, which says on its website that it has a U.S. presence and is active in renewable energy project development. Said the website: “The company grew further internationally starting late 2011, with the opening of offices in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) and San Mateo (California, USA). GP JOULE has since built an increasing North American presence and has successfully completed projects in this market from coast to coast.”

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