Governor Brown to Attend Blythe Solar Project Groundbreaking Tomorrow


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. tomorrow will join local, state, federal and industry officials at the groundbreaking for the Solar Trust of America Renewable (STAR) Energy Station Blythe Project – the world’s largest solar power facility to be built on public lands.

When: Friday, June 17, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Media interested in attending must RSVP to Andrea Elliott, with Solar Trust of America, at Reporters will meet at Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa (44-400 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210-8708) for transportation to the event site. Shuttles will depart at 8:30 a.m.

Who: California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey
California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird
Blythe Mayor Joseph DeConinck
Solar Trust CEO Uwe T. Schmidt
Solar Millennium AG CEO Dr. Christoph Wolff

Teleconference: Media unable to attend in-person, may listen-in via teleconference. Dial-in: 1-800-475-0509; Passcode: Solar