Bailey Site Solar Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Contra Costa Water District
Document Title
Bailey Site Solar Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed Project would consist of the installation of approximately 820 solar panel arrays on top of the existing Bailey Reservoir in an area approximately 1-acre in size. The solar arrays are estimated to produce up to 317,000 kilowatt hours annually. The energy production would be used for operation of the existing pump station and to offset electricity currently purchased from PG&E. Exhibit 2 shows the layout. Each solar array would consist of several cells that convert light into electricity by absorbing the eneryg of the sun and causing current to flow between two oppositely charged layers.

Contact Information
Scott Weddle
Contra Costa Water District
P.O. Box H20
Concord, CA 94524

Phone : (925) 688-8318


Contra Costa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, which exempts the "minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment...involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination." Examples include "(b) Existing facilities of both investor and publicly-owned utilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility services."

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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