Wind energy project near Mojave approved

The Alta East Wind Energy Project to be located approximately three miles northwest of Mojave and expected to generate millions in local tax revenue was approved Friday by the Bureau of Land Management, according to a BLM news release.

Alta Windpower Development LLC was issued the right-of-way grant for construction, operation, maintenance and decommission of the facility, which is expected to be capable of generating upward of 153-megawatts of power when fully operational