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

5 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
FIN - Final Document
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) Franchise Agreement for installation of the proposed generation-tie line within the Kern County right-of-way, which would support the Edwards AFB approximately 750 MW solar facility on up to 4,000 acres of Edwards Air Force Base owned non-excess lands. 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
Agency Name
Kem County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
County of Kem
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Mojave, Rosamond
Cross Streets
Trotter Avenue and Lone Butte Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
Edwards AFB -Multiple
State Highways
SR 14
Other Location Info
Range: 11, 12, 13 W

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Commercial (Acres 4,000, Employees 10), Power (Solar PV)(Megawatts 750)
Local Actions
Franchise Agrmnt
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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