Fort Mojave Indian Tribe
Size: 37 sq. mi.
Median household Income: $33,424
The Fort Mojave Indian Reservation is located along the Colorado River in the vicinity of Needles, California. The Reservation covers nearly 42,000 acres in the tri-state area of Arizona, California, and Nevada. The land is divided into three major segments: 23,669 acres in Mojave County Arizona; 12,633 acres adjacent to Needles, California; and 5,582 acres in Clark County, Nevada. Tribal headquarters are located in Needles, California.
The Fort Mojave tribe has been working for a number of years on a 310 MW solar PV project on tribal reservation land in Arizona and California. A proposal for a transmission line to connect the project to the Mojave Generating Station substation was submitted to the Public Utility Commission of Nevada in March 2013, but does not appear to have been heard. The project does not currently have a PPA for selling the electricity. The status of the project is not certain. The tribe has discussed the project with a number of private companies but has not moved forward on development.
The Aha Macav tribal power utility has a 28 kW PV system on its main office building, which meets the building’s needs, and has a smaller (3-4 kW) system on the operations center. The utility’s primary source of electricity for meeting consumer load currently is power contracts and market purchases.
This information was gathered using web searches and from conversations with tribal representatives. The census data was found online and represents 2010 figures.