Revised Panoche Valley Solar Project

17 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010031008
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Revised Panoche Valley Solar Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/11/2015
Present Land Use
Agricultural Rangeland

Document Description
The Revised Panoche Valley Solar Project (the "Revised Project") consists of the construction and operation of a 247 Megwatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar facility by Panoche Valley Solar, LLC ("PVS"). The Revised Project would be constructed within an approximately 2,506-acre fenced-in area and would include the following primary components: (1) installation of approximately 1 million PV panels, (2) PV module steel support structures, (3) electrical inverters and transformers, (4) an electrical substation with switchyard, (5) buried electrical collection conduit, an operations and maintenance (O&M) building, (6) a septic system and leach field, (7) temporary construction water ponds and tanks, (8) internal transportation corridors and perimeter road, (9) security fencing, (10) transmission support towers and line(s) to interconnect with a 230kV PG&E transmission line that passes through the project site. The Revised Project also includes telecommunications upgrades within San Benito and Fresno counties to allow for data transmission between the solar facility and electrical grid. These upgrades consist of the installation of optical ground wire on a 17-mile stretch of PG&E's existing 230kV transmission line between the Revised Project site and the Panoche substation in Fresno County and a new microwave system consisting of the construction of two new microwave towers and use of two existing microwave towers.

Contact Information
Byron Turner
San Benito County
2301 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023-9174

Phone : (831) 902-2295

Location

Coordinates
36°38'11"N 120°52'42"W
Counties
San Benito
Cross Streets
Panoche Road and Little Panoche Road
Zip
95043
Total Acres
2506
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
No
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
Panoche
Waterways
Panoche Creek, Las Aguilas Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Panoche

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
San Benito County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
San Benito County, 2301 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA 95023-9174

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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