The Bureau of Land Management has chipped off nearly 70,000 acres of public land in Nevada for the Stagecoach Wind Project, a planned 600 MW development in the Newark Valley, about 20 miles east of Eureka.
The BLM’s right-of-way decision enables the project to move further into the development cycle, such as the initiation of environmental reviews.
Under development by California-based Arevia Power, Stagecoach Wind would be only the second large-scale wind project in Nevada, joining Pattern Energy’s 152 MW Spring Valley Wind, located in White Pine County.
Stagecoach Wind is also planned to include a 200 MW battery-based energy storage component.
According to the BLM, the project will connect to the grid at the Robinson Summit Substation near Ely.