EIR JKM 07-17; Edwards Air Force Base Solar Project by Edwards AFB Solar, LLC

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR JKM 07-17; Edwards Air Force Base Solar Project by Edwards AFB Solar, LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

Document Description
The project proponent is requesting: (a) a Franchise Agreement with the County of Kern to facilitate the construction, and operation of an up to 3,500 acres 600 MW solar facility. The project would be supported by a 230-kV overhead/underground transmission corridor. The transmission line would generally be aligned from the north/south and then east/west where it ultimately would be connected to the existing privately-owned Westwind Substation in the first phase of the project and then to the SCE Whirlwind Substation in subsequent phases of the project. The project's permanent facilities would include up to 2 million solar panels, service roads, security fencing, a power collection system, battery storage, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, a substation, and an operations and maintenance facility.

Contact Information
Janice Mayes
Kem County Planning Department
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323



34°58'0"N 118°8'27"W
Rosamond Mojave
Cross Streets
Trotter Avenue and Lone Butte Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Edwards AFB - Multiple
State Highways
SR 14

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Commercial (3,500 Acres, 10 perm. Employees) Power:Solar (up to 600 Watts)
Local Action
Franchise Agrmnt
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Septic System Public Services Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 9 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality


Environmental Document
Edwards AFB Solar Project DEIS_DEIR_and Correspondence   PDF 32509 K Edwards AFB Executive Summary   PDF 3044 K Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 2   PDF 48738 K Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 1   PDF 23149 K NOA   PDF 1324 K summary form   PDF 87 K
noc   PDF 1163 K
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