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
FIN - Final Document
Project Applicant
County of Kem
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
Kem County
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
Other Location Info
Range: 11, 12, 13 W

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Commercial (4,000 Acres, 10 Employees) Power (Solar PV)(750 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 Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 9 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Final Document(s)
00_Executive Summary_1   PDF 9895 K 01_EAFB Compiled EIS-EIR_1   PDF 30020 K 02_Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 1   PDF 30064 K 03_Edwards AFB EIS-EIR Appendices Volume 2   PDF 45920 K
NOC   PDF 895 K

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