- Published: 01 July 2013 01 July 2013
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has announced the approval of a wind energy project in Arizona that, when built, will provide up to 500MW to the electricity grid.
The project, proposed by BP Wind Energy North America, Inc., would erect up to 243 wind turbines on Federal lands for the Mohave County Wind Farm, which would be located in northwestern Arizona about 40 miles northwest of Kingman. With this announcement, Interior has approved 46 wind, solar and geothermal utility-scale projects on public lands since 2009. Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has identified an additional 14 active renewable energy proposals slated for review this year and next.