Belridge Water Storage District Solar Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Belridge Water Storage District
Document Title
Belridge Water Storage District Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
8.1 (intensive ag)/Zone A
Document Description
The proposed project is a fenced and gated 8.5 mw solar pv energy generation facility, consisting of approx 26,000 pv panels, and is intended to offset about 95% of the cost of the current electrical energy demand of BWSD's Pumping Plant A and Pumping Plant B facilities. The solar panels would occupy approx 47 acres of the 55-acre site and would be mounted on a single axis tracking system in order to maximize sunlight capture. The solar panels would have a max height of eight ft at max tilt. The facility would also interconnect Belridge Water Storage District's two existing meters, one at the Pumping Plant A facility and the second at the pumping plant B facility, via an underground conduit installation approx 9,600 ft in length. The conduit would be constructed within existing disturbed dirt road between the two facilities. Further, the project would include construction of a maintenance and fire access road, roughly 13,000 ft long and 20 ft wide, between and around the perimeter of the arrays. This road would be covered with crushed rock and constructed to be at matching grade with the surrounding ground surface. Project construction is expected to begin in January 2018 and be completed in June 2018, for a total duration of approx six months. After completion, the site would be remotely monitored.

Contact Information

Greg A. Hammett
Agency Name
Belridge Water Storage District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
7th Standard Rd/Lost Hills Rd
Parcel #
State Highways
CA Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Lost Hills

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 19, Department of Water Resources
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Water Resources
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 8.5)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire, Other

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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