Referenced Previous EISs
The proposed ESM Solar Project would be the fourth utility-scale PV solar project on the Reservation to be recently evaluated in an EIS. The three previously evaluated solar projects on the Reservation include:
- K Road Moapa Solar Facility (K Road) - 350 MW PV solar project, Final EIS published in 2012, immediately east-southeast of the ESMSP, constructed and operating (BIA 2012)
- Moapa Solar Energy Center (MSEC) - 200 MW PV solar project, Final EIS published in 2014, near and southwest of the ESMSP, approved but not constructed (BIA 2014a)
- Aiya Solar Project (Aiya) - 100 MW PV solar project, Final EIS published in 2016, north of ESMSP, approved but not constructed (BIA 2016)
While the solar site and gen-tie associated with the proposed ESMSP would occupy a different footprint than the previously evaluated PV solar projects on the Reservation, the size of the previously analyzed facilities, location, and many of the resources/uses evaluated would be similar to ESMSP. Analyses from the previous resource investigations are incorporated by reference in the ESM Solar Project EIS, where applicable.
The Final EISs for these previous three projects are available here for review:
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