Hidden Hills SEGS

General Info
Owner/s: 
BrightSource Energy
Technology: 
Central receiver (power tower)
Country: 
US
Status: 
Development
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
500.00 MW
Location: 
Inyo County
Land area: 
1 327 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Heliostats: 
BrightSource Energy
Number of heliostats: 
300000
Central receiver: 
BrightSource Energy LPT

Power block

Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Cooling: 
Dry
Companies involved
Project developer: 
BrightSource Energy
Socioeconomics
O&M employment: 
120
Other
Other info: 

BrightSource info:

  • Located on 3,280 acres of private land in Inyo County, CA, adjacent to the California/Nevada border, approximately 18 miles south of Pahrump, NV and 45 miles west of Las Vegas, NV.
  • The electricity generated by the two plants is enough to serve more than 178,000 homes in California during the peak hours of the day.
  • The complex will reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 17 million tons over its 30 year life cycle.
  • Preliminary economic studies of the Hidden Hills SEGS project indicate that it will create more than 1,000 construction jobs at the peak of construction and approximately 120 operations and maintenance jobs.
  • Construction wages are expected to reach nearly $160 million, with total employee earnings estimated at nearly $550 million. The project will also generate over $300 million in local and state tax revenues.
  • Hidden Hills SEGS is expected to be complete and producing electricity in 2015.
General comments:

Project is under review by the California Energy Commission.

CEC Final Staff Assessment has been released on December 2012.

Hidden Hills CSP plant artist render
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