Review of 750MW BrightSource project advances in California

BrightSource Energy’s proposed 750MW Rio Mesa solar power tower project has been accepted for review by the California Energy Commission.

The commission found the company’s application to be “data adequate”, clearing the way to for formal review.

The project in Riverside County, California, would consist of three 250MW power tower plants. The output of at least two of these is contracted to Southern California Edison.

Rio Mesa would employ the taller, 750-foot (229m) towers that BrightSource plans at Hidden Hills, allowing greater energy output on a smaller piece of land.

The project would occupy 5,750 acres (23.3sq km) near Blythe, most of which are owned by the Metropolitan Log in to read complete article.

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