Open Space with small areas within the Floodway and Desert Residential designations
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.
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Other - Public Comments, Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Other - Public Comments, Department of Toxic Substances Control
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