CAITHNESS BIG SANDY PROJECT
WIKIEUP, ARIZ., DOE/EIS-0315
The EIS is on hold pending further review. See below.
Caithness Big Sandy Project DOE/EIS-0315-S1 (Supplement Analysis)
Big Sandy Energy requested transmission service to interconnect a proposed 720-MW generating facility near Wikieup, Ariz., with the Mead-Phoenix Project 500-kV transmission line. Western is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management in Kingman on this project.
The powerplant plan includes a proposed high-pressure natural gas pipeline, permanent access road and water pipelines that would cross BLM-administered land. Because the project could “significantly affect the quality of the human environment,” studies must be done to identify environmental effects.
BLM and WAPA have delayed issuing the Supplemental Draft EIS at the request of the applicant, Caithness Energy.
NEPA Document Manager
Desert Southwest Customer Service Region
Western Area Power Administration
P.O. Box 6457
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6457
Last modified on June 29th, 2023