Calif. Greenlights Revised $1.1B Blythe Solar Project

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 5:57 PM EST) -- California energy regulators on Wednesday signed off on changes to the planned $1.13 billion Blythe Solar Power Project, including allowing NextEra Blythe Solar Energy Center LLC to decrease the project's overall size and move forward with a solar-photovoltaic plant, rather than a solar parabolic-trough.

The five-member California Energy Commission voted unanimously to approve the amendment, emphasizing that moving the project forward will push the state closer toward its renewable energy goals, according to Commissioner Karen Douglas.

“The project will spur California’s transition to renewable energy and...
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