California Valley Solar Ranch & Twisselman Conditional Use Permits (DRC2008-00097, DRC2009-00004)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
California Valley Solar Ranch & Twisselman Conditional Use Permits (DRC2008-00097, DRC2009-00004)
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
Document Description
NOTE: Extended review per lead Request by High Plains Ranch ll, LLC (SunPower) to establish 1) California Valley Solar Ranch, a 250 megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant to be installed within an approximate 4,365 acres (6.8sm) area, and 2) an aggregate surface mine over a 23-acre area. The proposed action will include the installation of approximately 2.8 miles of connecting 230kV transmission line to an existing transmission lines and will result in the reclamation of an on-site gypsum mine. If approved, reconductoring of a portion of existing 230 kV line (35 miles) will be needed (extending into Kern County).

Contact Information

John McKenzie
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy. 58 & Soda Lake Road
Total Acres
6.8 sq. miles
State Highways
Hwy 58

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Mining (Mineral aggregate), Power:Solar (Megawatts 250)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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