Bureau of Land Management makes decision on wind test facility project southeast of Colorado City – St George News

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ST. GEORGE-The Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip Field Office issued a ruling that would allow wind test facilities to proceed on public land near Yellowstone Mesa, southeast of Colorado City, Arizona, on the Arizona strip, according to a press release issued by the BLM. .

“This decision supports the administration’s priorities, including identifying steps to accelerate responsible renewable energy development on public lands and waters,” said Lorraine Christian, manager of the Arizona Strip Field, in the Press release. “This project also meets the administration’s goal of supporting the rapid development of clean energy solutions.

The press release further states that CG Hurricane Wash LLC plans to install up to eight monitoring devices, including temporary guyed weather towers and/or ground-based LIDAR units, which are the systems used to measure the speed of the wind.

On May 5, CG Hurricane Wash LLC requested the installation of weather monitoring devices to collect wind resource data for a period of up to three years with the possibility of renewal.

On August 23, they amended their application to increase the area of ​​their proposed project from 17,280 acres to 49,920 acres, the press release adds.