Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
Note: Draft EIR/EIS & 90 day review The Ocotillo Wind Energy Facility consists of the construction and operation of wind turbine generators and associated facilities necessary to successfully generate up to 465 MW of electrical energy. The project would be constructed in two phases: Phase I is anticipated to total approximately 315 MW, with the installation of up to 137 WTGs using turbines ranging from 1.6 to 3 MW in generating capacity; Phase II would include the construction of 18 WTGs (also ranging 1.6 to 3 MW in capacity) generating up to 150 MW. Electricity generated by the project would be transferred to the electrical transmission grid through an interconnection with the Sunrise Powerlink, an approved high-voltage transmission line that crosses the OWEF site. Facilities for the proposed project would consist of WTGs, an electrical collection system for collecting the power generated by each WTG, an electrical substation, access roads, meteorological towers, and an operation and maintenance building. During construction, a batch plant, equipment laydown yard, and parking area would also be needed. The project would be located on BLM-administered land except for approximately 26 acres of private land near the center of the proposed OWEF site. Additionally, 487 acres of private and public land outside the project boundaries would be utilized for road access and collection line right of way.

Contact Information
Angelina Havens
Imperial County Planning Division
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 482-4236 x4984


Cross Streets
Imperial Highway (S2)/I-8
Total Acres
State Highways
San Diego Imperial Valley RR
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Ocotillo

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Power:Wind (Wind Energy Development)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Toxic Substances Control Other - Public Comments Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 11 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency State Lands Commission
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