The documents found on this page are materials that are relevant to the preparation of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Documents here are posted as Acrobat PDF files in chronological order with the newest at the top of each section. You will need the latest version of Acrobat Reader to open, view, and print these files.

Note: Materials for meetings (agendas, presentations, public comments, etc.) are on the Meetings Page under the date of the meeting.

Biology

2013 California Vegetation Map in Support of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan - Final Report. November 7, 2013. (456 pages, 29.5 mb)

Revised Draft Proposed Covered Species List. June 17, 2013.

Draft Biological Goals and Objectives for Three Drivers. May 20, 2013

Joint Comments on Second Subset of Driver Species Draft Biological Goals and Objectives, July 2, 2013. Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, and The Nature Conservancy.

Draft Biological Goals and Objectives for Four Drivers. April 10, 2013

Joint Comments on Draft Biological Goals and Objectives, May 13, 2013. Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, The Wilderness Society, Audubon California

Streamlining and Development Focus Areas, March 28, 2013

California Wind Energy Association comments on March 28, 2013, DRECP Streamlining and Development Focus Areas Letter, April 18, 2013

Draft Proposed Covered Species List, March 25, 2013

Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, California Native Plant Society, Center for Biological Diversity, Audubon California's Questions on the DRECP Draft Covered Species List

Draft Eagle Conservation Plan Guidance Module 1 – Land-based Wind Energy Technical Appendices

WebEx Recording of the Webinar on Improving Methods for Estimating Fatality of Birds and Bats at Wind Energy Facilities, September 26, 2012

Priority Areas for Breeding Birds within the Planning Area of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Brief of the Priority Areas for Breeding Birds within the Planning Area of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

Bureau of Land Management Land Use

Bureau of Land Management's West Chocolate Mountains Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the West Chocolate Mountains Renewable Energy Evaluation Area and California Desert Conservation Area Plan Amendment

Bureau of Land Management Memorandum No. CA-2013-006 on Livestock Grazing

Department of Defense

Solar Energy Development on DoD Installations in the Mojave & Colorado Deserts (Report)

Solar Energy Development on DoD Installations in the Mojave & Colorado Deserts (Executive Summary)

Transmission

Transmission Impacts In the DRECP

Renewable Energy

Studies by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation at High Penetration Levels: A Pilot Case Study of California

Implications of Wide-Area Geographic Diversity for Short- Term Variability of Solar Power

Webinar on the Changes in the Economic Value of Variable Generation with Increasing Penetration Levels: A Pilot Study of California, March 21, 2012

Studies by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Volume 1 – Exploration of High-Penetration Renewable Electricity Futures

Volume 2 – Renewable Electricity Generation and Storage Technologies

Volume 3 – End-use Electricity Demand

Volume 4 – Bulk Electric Power Systems: Operations and Transmission Planning

Renewable Energy Acreage Calculator by the California Energy Commission

Renewable Energy Acreage Calculator 7-12-2012

Renewable Energy Acreage Calculator Documentation

Conservation Planning

Relevant Links

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – renewable energy

Bureau of Land Management – renewable energy

California Department of Fish and Wildlife – renewable energy

California Energy Commission – Large Solar Thermal Energy Projects