Athos Renewable Energy Project - Draft EIR Conditional Use Permit No. 180001/Public Use Permit No. 180001


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Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Athos Renewable Energy Project - Draft EIR Conditional Use Permit No. 180001/Public Use Permit No. 180001
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

Document Description
IP Athos, LLC, 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 deluver 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 approximately 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, telecommunication facilities, and related equipment. The facility would generate and provide storage for 500 megawatts of renewabl energy using PV technology. The power produced by the Project woul dbe conveyed to the statewide power grid via interconnection to the SCE Red Bluff Substation, an existing substation located south of -10 and approximately 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
Riverside County
77-588 El Duna Ct., Ste. H
Palm Desert, CA 92211

(951) 955-1417


Cross Streets
north of I-10 and approx. 4 miles east and northeast of the Desert Center Community.
Parcel #

Notice of Completion

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Review Period End
Project Issues
Other Issues Landuse Water Quality Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Population/Housing Balance Noise Geologic/Seismic Biological Resources Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 8 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency
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