Ivanpah 1, 2 and 3: Thermal Tower Solar Plant by BrightSource Energy
BrightSource Energy is seeking the approval of a 400 megawatt a three-part solar-thermal powerplant to be built in the Mojave Desert, collectively called the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) 1 2 3
|facility||location||footprint area||peak output power||peak efficiency|
|square miles||square kilometers||megawatts||watts per square meter||net efficiency|
|Ivanpah 1||Mojave desert
near Nevada and west of Ivanpah Dry Lake
|Ivanpah 2||San Bernardino County 4.5 miles southwest of Primm, Nevada||1.3||3.367||100||29.70||2.97%|
|Ivanpah 3||Township 17N, Range 14E, and Township 16N, Range 14E||2.5||6.475||200||30.88||3.08%|
Construction of the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2009, and to be completed in the last quarter of 2012. The three plants would be built on federal land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
|Artist's conception of the Ivanpah project, showing one of the three facilities in the foreground.|
The project calls for power line upgrades to connect the new facility to grid infrastructure owned by Southern California Edison (SCE), connection to the existing Kern River Gas Transmission Company (KRGT) pipeline close to the Ivanpah 3 site, and extraction of ground water to supply the turbines and to wash the heliostated mirrors.
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