Palen Solar Power Project

7 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011054002
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Palen Solar Power Project
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Received
Present Land Use
CA Desert Conservation Area Plan (1980, as amended). Multiple Use Class M.

Document Description
Note: Notice of Public Meeting The California Energy Commission (CEC) previously approved, and the BLM previously prepared a Final EIS for, development of the project using thermal solar through technology. A subsequent proposal to develop the project using thermal solar power tower technology was withdrawn before final approval. EDF Renewable Energy now proposes to construct and operate the project as a 500 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electric generating facility with associated infrastructure on the ~4,200-acre project site. The project would maximize its solar generation capacity by using a single-axis tracking system that allows PV panels to track the sun over the course of the day while minimizing visibility by maintaining a panel height of 18 feet or less. The facility would include 200 power blocks with an electrical generating capacity of 2.5 MW each, an electric switchyard, a common facilities area, a temporary construction laydown area, access roads, and a single circuit 230 kV generation tie-line electric transmission line extending from the project electricity switchyard to the Red Bluff Substation.

Contact Information
Frank McMenimen
U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management
1201 Bird Center Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Phone : (760) 833-7150
fmcmenimen@blm.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°41'2.13"N 115°14'25.67"W
Counties
Riverside
Cross Streets
I-10 and Corn Springs Road
Total Acres
3896
Parcel #
810110021,22,23;26,27,28,29;810190003,4;810170001
State Highways
I-10
Township
5,6S
Range
17E
Section
Multi
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Desert Center

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar Thermal)(500 Watts)
Project Issues
Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Social Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Other Other Issues: Climate Change,Environ. Justice, Multi. Use Classes,Special Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 8 Colorado River Board Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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