Wistaria Ranch Solar

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Wistaria Ranch Solar
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The Applicant has filed 17 CUP applications (13-0036 thru 13-0052) to develop up to 17 individual solar projects on 32 parcels totaling approximately 2,793 acres. The project could be built as individual CUPs, multiple CUPs or build-out in its entirely (all 17 CUPs at once). All CUPs are anticipated to use the existing generation interconnection (Gen-Tie) line that extends from the solar field site parcels through the Mount Signal Solar Farm Project to the Imperial Solar Energy Center South (ISECS) switchyard. The CUPs are anticipated to us a single Project switchyard common to all CUPs. Alternatively, each CUP may independently construct a 230 kilovolt step-up transformer and switchyard Collector lines located within the 32 solar field site parcels (plus two parcels that are not included within the solar fields for this Project) will aggregate the electricity from all of the solar fields and convey it to the Gen-Tie line. Eight towers will be added to the Mount Signal Solar Farm Project Gen-Tie to accommodate co-location of the Project's Gen-Tie line. The Project also includes PV and/or CPV panels, inverters, transformers, Power Conversion System (PCS) enclosures. Operations and Maintenance (O&M) building(s), and a type of energy storage facility that could accommodate a variety of evolving energy storage technologies within each CUP (13-0036 thru 13-0052). The Project would also include additional auxiliary facilities such as raw water/fire water storage, treated water storage, water filtration buildings and equipment, equipment control buildings, Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) and parking. The Project will include electric line crossings and vehicular crossings of Imperial Irrigation District facilities (which may include infrastructure improvements such as a culvert widening) and County facilities.

Contact Information
Dave Black
Imperial County Planning & Dev. Services Dept.
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

(760) 482-4320
(760) 353-8338


Cross Streets
Wahl Road, Brockman and Rockwood Roads, Ferrell and Corda Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
052-210-025, -026, -029, -006, etc..
State Highways
Hwy 98
Woodbine Greeson Drain, All American Canal, Wistarie Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (2793 Acres, 15 Employees) Power:Solar (250 Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit Site Plan
Project Issues
Other Issues Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Public Services Noise Geologic/Seismic Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual Other Issues: GHGE
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 11 Colorado River Board Department of Conservation Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 Resources Agency
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