McHenry Solar Farm Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Modesto Irrigation District
Document Title
McHenry Solar Farm Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PLU: Agriculture Z: Agriculture with a 40-acre minimum parcel size (A-2-40) GPD: Agriculture

Document Description
Solar Star California VIII, LLC (a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SunPower Corporation) proposes to construct, operate, and ultimately to decommission, a 25-megawatt alternating current (MW ac) photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating facility and associated infrastructure on a n approximately 157-acre site. The proposed project would generate and deliver solar-generated power to the Modesto Irrigation District (MID) subtransmission and distribution system. As part of the proposed project, MID is proposing to construct, own, and operate a switching station in a new switchyard to be located on the project site, as well as a new overhead 69-kilovolt (kV) subtransmission line and 12-kV distribution line that would interconnect the proposed solar facility to the existing MID electric system. The project would operate year-round, generating electricity during daylight hours.

Contact Information
David Olivares
Modesto Irrigation District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 4060
Modesto, CA 95352

Phone : (209) 526-7595


37°43'59"N 120°59'41"W
Modesto Riverbank
Cross Streets
Patterson Road, McHenry Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
074-002-021, -029, -030, & -031
State Highways
Hwy 108
Rio Altura ES
Stanislaus River, MID Main Canal
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Del Rio

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 25)
Local Action
Use Permit Large Generator Interconnection Agreement (LGIA)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption 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 Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife GHG Emissions
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)

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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