JK 03-11; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 215; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 216; CUP No. 6, Map No. 215; CUP No. 7, Map No. 215 (Catalina Renewable Energy project by enXco Development

16 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
JK 03-11; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 215; ZCC No. 8, Map No. 216; CUP No. 6, Map No. 215; CUP No. 7, Map No. 215 (Catalina Renewable Energy project by enXco Development
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undeveloped/Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture, 20 acres minimum), 8.3/2.4 (Extensive Agriculture/Steep Slope), 8.3/2.5 (Extensive Agriculture/Flood). The site is zoned A (Exclusive Agriculture, Floodplain Combining), PL RS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining), and Pl RS FPS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining, Floodplain Secondary).
Document Description
Note: Refer to Revised EIR received 08/19/2011 Zone changes to incorporate the Wind Energy (WE) Combining District on portions of the 6,739-acre project site to allow the construction of up to 134 wind turbines and 150 PV solar system blocks which would generate up to 350 megawatts of electricity and to permit the construction of ancillary facilities and supporting infrastructure and the concrete batch plants are necessary to provide concrete and materials for turbine, system block, substation, and building foundations. The application also proposes to incorporate flood hazard zoning for areas subject to flooding. Access to the project is provided by Backus Road, which is a paved public roads. Once onsite, there is an existing network of unpaved roads that allow for access throughout the site. The project will also include the construction of 14 miles of 230-kV overhead transmission corridor, which would generally be aligned from the northeast to the southwest where it ultimately would connect to the SCE Whirlwind Substation.

Contact Information

Jacquelyn R. Kitchen
Agency Name
Kern County Planning & Community Development Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Mojave, Tehachapi
Cross Streets
Tehachapi Willow Springs Road & Backus Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 14
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Twin Oaks, Walker Basin

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Power:Wind (Megawatts 350), Power:Solar (Megawatts 350)
Local Actions
Rezone, Use Permit
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

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