For those that can make it, the California Energy Commission just posted a notice that the BLM will hold an open house at its Field Office in Needles, California to address questions regarding the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System. Copies of the Draft Final Staff assessment and the Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be available. This open house will also be a good chance to pose some questions regarding the BLM's holistic approach toward utility-scale solar energy siting and how it plans to balance preservation of desert wilderness and renewable energy needs.
The event will be held on 04 February, from 2-4 pm. The point of contact for the event is Tom Hurshman, BLM Project Manager who can be reached at (970) 240-5345.
The announcement is posted on the CEC website and you can read about the Ivanpah project debate in my previous posts.