The Gemini Solar Project in Nevada is one step closer to being approved for construction. The project will be located on nearly 7,100-acres of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) supervised property approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. BLM has released a final environmental impact statement for the proposed project and now the Department of Interior holds the final approval decision.
The project was first announced in July 2018 and is expected to be the largest solar PV project in the country. Arevia Power and Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners will develop and construct the project that will serve NV Energy customers. If approved, the project is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2023.
In addition to 690 MW of solar power, the project should consist of 380 MW of lithium-ion storage (1,520 MWh). It was previously estimated that the project will support nearly 2,385 jobs during construction and add up to $463 million in economic development value to the Nevada economy.
The PUC of Nevada approved the project in December.