A Use Permit for an up to 49-megawatt geothermal power plant including an 18,000 s.f. turbine building, 53' high, a 21,000 s.f. cooling tower building with 5 cells, 50 feet high, a switch yard 120,000 s.f. in size, with a building inside the yard 800 s.f. in size and a 3-mile long transmission line. Construction of the transmission line (also referred to as the generation tie line) includes staging areas on existing drill pads or other previously disturbed areas. A 50 span 10 creeks and their associated forks. No transmission tower footings will be placed in creeks or their associated riparian zones. The transmission line will be hung by helicopter, no personnel or equipment will be in the creeks. Regular staffing at the power plant will consist of on-site, and/or, remote monitoring of the power plant by operations, backed up by roving stream field operators and maintenance specialists on an as needed basis. The proposed plant site was formerly the location of a 3-acre shop building for the Central CA Power Agency (CCPA).
Cal FireCaltrans, District 4California Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Energy CommissionCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionDepartment of ConservationDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3Department of Water ResourcesNative American Heritage CommissionOffice of Historic PreservationRegional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1Resources AgencyState Lands Commission