Athos Solar

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Athos Solar
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Light Agriculture/Controlled Development Areas/Natural Assets - Agriculture
Document Description
IP Athos, LLC ("Applicant"), a subsidiary of Intersect Power, proposes to construct, operate, and decommission the Athos Renewable Energy Project, which includes a large scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating and storage facility and associated infrastructure to generate and delivery renewable electricity to the statewide electricity transmission grid. The proposed project, a PV solar power plant and 11-mile long 220 kV gen-tie transmission line, would be located on approx. 3,400 acres across 7 non-contiguous groups of parcels northeast of the community of Desert Center. The project would consist of a solar fields, inverters, powerlines, 4 substations, an O&M Building, access roads, telecommunications facilities, and related equipment. The facility would generate and provide storage for 500 megawatts of renewable energy using PV technology. The power produced by the Project would be conveyed to the statewide power grid via interconnection to the SCE Red Bluff substation, an existing substation located south of I-10 and approx. 1.1 miles south of the Project area. As part of the project, the applicant is also seeking to vacate interior roadways and merge contiguous project parcels. Roads along the project perimeter on the solar facility lands would remain dedicated public access.

Contact Information

Kevin White
Agency Name
Riverside County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Rice Road - I-10
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
177 & 10
Desert Center Airport
Other Location Info
Desert Center

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 500)
Local Actions
Use Permit
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, Population/Housing, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Trans 0, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Colorado River Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

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