California Valley Solar Ranch Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Energy - Western Area Power Administration
Document Title
California Valley Solar Ranch Project
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Low level grazing
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead The California Valley Solar Ranch Project includes construction of a 250-MW solar PV electricity generating facility on previously disturbed, former agricultural land and the construction of related electrical transmission facilities. The Project also includes construction of a 4-mile 230-kilovolt (kV) interconnection line to connect to PG&E's existing Morrow Bay-Midway transmission line. As part of the Project, a 35-mile segment of the Morro Bay-Midway transmission line would be reconductored (upgraded), traversing from San Luis Obispo County to Kern County. To produce aggregate base for access road construction, the Twisselman aggregate mine would be established nearby on the site of an existing borrow pit (addressed as a connected action in the EA).

Contact Information

Lynn Alexander
Agency Name
Department of Energy, Loan Programs Office, LP-10
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Hwy 58, 52 miles SE of Paso Robles, between Soda Lake Rd & Seven Mile Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
072-161-002 through 018
State Highways
Hwy 58
private airstrip
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: California Valley

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), 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, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Solar (solar PV facility)(Megawatts 250)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Intnt'l Destrctv Acts

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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