Topaz Solar Farm (DOE/EIS-0458D)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy, Department of (Department of Energy - Western Area Power Administration)
Document Title
Topaz Solar Farm (DOE/EIS-0458D)
Document Type
EIS - Draft EIS

Document Description
Topaz proposes to develop the Project on up to 4,100 acres of land. As proposed, the nominal 550- megawatt electric generation project would include the installation of about nine million photovoltaic (PV) solar modules within approximately 437 arrays and associated electric equipment. Generated electricity would be sold to Pacific Gas and Electric under a long-term power purchase agreement. The Project would be interconnected into PG&E's existing Morro Bay-Midway 230-kilovolt (kV) transmission line, which runs in an east-to-west direction through the site and portions of Kern County.

Contact Information
Angela Colamaria
Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave. SW, LP-10
Washington (DC), 20585

Phone : (202) 287-5387


35°21'57.35"N 120°02'26.87"W
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
CA State Hwy 58 and Bitterwater Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 58
Carrizo Plain ES
7 8 15

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (550 Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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