Welcome to the Eagle Shadow Mountain Solar Project EIS Web Site
The Final EIS has been released and is available on the Documents Page of this website.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is the lead federal agency preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that will evaluate the proposed PV solar project on the Moapa River Indian Reservation (Reservation) in Clark County, Nevada. The Moapa Band of Paiutes (Moapa Band), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Nevada Department of Wildlife will be involved as cooperating agencies for the EIS.
The Eagle Shadow Mountain (ESM) Solar Project would generate 300MWs of energy using photovoltaic (PV) technology on tribal lands held in trust by the BIA within the Reservation. The Project would lease up to 2,300 acres of land on the Reservation currently under option with the Moapa Band. The Project also will require a gen-tie line, approximately 10 miles in length, to interconnect to the regional electric grid at NV Energy’s Reid Gardner Substation. The gen-tie would be located within an existing utility corridor located on the Reservation but managed by the BLM as well as BLM and private land (NV Energy).
The ESM Solar Project would help to provide a long-term, diverse, and viable economic revenue base and job opportunities for the Moapa Band while assisting Nevada and neighboring states to meet their renewable energy needs. The Project would allow the Moapa Band, in partnership with the developer, to optimize the use of the lease site while maximizing the potential economic benefit to the Tribe.