The Project will include two 125-MW units that will incorporate parabolic trough solar thermal technology. More than 500,000 parabolic mirrors will be assembled in rows located on about 1,800 acres in the Sonoran Desert between Center and Blythe.
NextEra Energy Resources has operated a similar solar facility for many years — the SEGS solar facilities in the Mojave Desert.
NextEra Energy Resources filed in August 2009 an Application for Certification with the California Energy Commission to construct, own, and operate the project. NextEra Energy Resources also filed for a right-of-way grant with the Bureau of Land Management for this project.