A medium-scale wind energy project in Searchlight, Nev., is a step closer to being built.
In a statement Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved the 200-Megawatt wind energy project that would be built on public land.
This would be the second utility-scale wind energy project to be allowed in Nevada.
The permanent wind farm will be located on 163 acres and the wind turbines are designed to stand 415-feet tall, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
“Nevada is fortunate that its sunny skies, strong winds, and geothermal resources provides us an opportunity to brighten our economic future and transform the Silver State into the vibrant core of a Western and national clean energy market,” Reid said in