The Farmington BLM office is holding a virtual public comment meeting for the proposed Shiprock Solar Project next Wednesday May 27th. The proposed site has great potential for utility-scale solar and would bring much-needed jobs and economic relief to these areas as San Juan Generating Station closes. We need your voice to be heard at this meeting: tell the BLM to prioritize the Shiprock Solar Project during their analysis and oversight procedures.
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Shiprock Solar Project- Virtual Meeting
May 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
About the project:
The Shiprock Solar Project would take advantage of the area’s strong solar potential, produce approximately 372 megawatts of clean electricity. The proposed project area encompasses 1,980 acres of BLM-administered public lands and 555 acres of private lands that are located approximately 4 miles north of Waterflow, N.M., near the Public Service Company of New Mexico operated San Juan Generating Station.
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Talking Points & Questions for the BLM:
1. Does BLM Farmington and the state office in Santa Fe have dedicated renewable energy staff to evaluate the proposed Shiprock Solar Project? Who is the Authorized Officer for the project?
2. We think this is an optimal location for a solar project. How can the public engage with the BLM to collaborate on the siting process and is this at the local, regional and/or national level?
3. What is the projected timeline for the project?
4. How many homes would be provided electricity from this 372 MW project?