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. The site for development of the power plant is located along a ridgeline. The fill from leveling of the power plant site will be used to build-up an area on the north side of the ridge with a minor face viewable from the north. 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 foot (in diameter) area will be disturbed around each transmission tower. The transmission line would span 6 creeks and their associated forks, and tie into the line for the Wildhorse Powerplant project. 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.
California Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Energy CommissionCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionDepartment of ConservationDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3Department of Water ResourcesNative American Heritage CommissionRegional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1Resources AgencyState Lands CommissionCaltrans, District 4