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

3 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
Present Land Use
Undeveloped EAFB Land. Zoning: A-1 (Limited Agriculture); Kern County General Plan: 1.1 (State and Federal Land); Franchise Agreement land: Multiple zoning and designations within multiple general and specific plans

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

Phone : (661) 862-8793


34°58'0"N 118°8'27"W
Mojave Rosamond
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
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6


Environmental Document
Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 1   PDF 23149 K Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 2   PDF 48738 K Edwards AFB Executive Summary   PDF 3044 K Edwards AFB Solar Project DEIS_DEIR_and Correspondence   PDF 32509 K NOA   PDF 1324 K summary form   PDF 87 K
noc   PDF 1163 K
State Comments
2017111079_RWQCB_Kern_county_EAFB_PV_solar_2019_EIR_EIS   PDF 225 K

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