California Valley Solar Ranch Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy, Department of (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
Department of Energy, Loan Programs Office, LP-10
1000 Independance Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585

Phone : (202) 287-5656


35°3.38'5.05"N 119°9.08'9.05"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (solar PV facility)(250 Watts)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Intnt'l Destrctv Acts
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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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