Public Hearing on Rice Solar Energy Interconnection Project

Rice Solar Energy, is proposing the Rice Solar Energy Project, a 150-megawatt solar project in Riverside County, Calif. RSE has requested to interconnect this project to Western’s power transmission system. Western and the Bureau of Land Management are cooperating in the preparation of an EIS for this interconnection request along with the California Energy Commission to satisfy NEPA requirements.

Western and the BLM will hold a public hearing on the draft EIS on January 5, 2011, in Palm Desert, Calif., with the public comment period closing on January 20, 2011.