Nevada's Largest Wind Farm Gets 70,000 Acres from BLM

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Nevada's largest wind farm, Stagecoach Wind, just got 70,000 acres from the BLM.

This is a major step forward for the project, which will be the largest wind farm in the state.

The BLM set aside the land to prevent new mining claims from interfering with the project's review or development.

The BLM's environmental analysis of the wind project is in progress, and is expected to be completed in June 2026.

Stagecoach Wind will be located about 18 miles east of Eureka, in White Pine County, in the largely uninhabited Newark Valley.

It will connect to a substation located 30 miles east.

The wind farm will have a capacity of 600 MW, which will provide the annual electricity needs of around 145,000 households.

The type and size of wind turbines has not yet been disclosed.

Nevada is a newbie to wind power.

Stagecoach Wind will be only the second wind farm in the state, and it will become the largest.

The 152 MW Spring Valley Wind Farm is the only other wind farm in Nevada.

Nevada consumes six times more energy than the state produces, and the majority of it is natural gas.

The state is sixth in the US for solar, and only consumes 4% of Hoover Dam's clean energy.

Nevada also has massive potential for geothermal energy production.

The BLM recently announced that it will hold a competitive geothermal lease sale in November for 45 parcels of land totaling 135,067 acres.

The Biden administration is aiming to permit 25 GW of clean energy on public lands no later than 2025, but Stagecoach Wind has almost no chance of meeting that deadline.

This is a good example of why the permitting process needs serious reform.

Stagecoach Wind is a major step forward for Nevada's transition to clean energy.

The wind farm will provide a significant source of renewable energy for the state, and it will help to reduce Nevada's reliance on fossil fuels.

The project is also expected to create jobs and boost the local economy. Stagecoach Wind is a win-win for Nevada and for the environment.

Nevada is poised to become a leader in renewable energy.

With Stagecoach Wind and the potential for geothermal development, Nevada is well on its way to meeting its clean energy goals.