R.J. Donovan State Prison Solar Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
R.J. Donovan State Prison Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
vacant;public/semi-public facility; S-90 - Holding area
Document Description
Note: Review Per Lead 1.75 MWac solar pv power generation facility on 16.9 acres of vacant land within RJ Donovan State Prison. Project features include single-axis trackers, arrays providing approx 6,048 solar panels, string inverters, underground conduits, and associated electrical equipment. The array field would be surrounded by a 20-ft wide compacted native earth perimeter road and an 8-ft high chain link fence, totaling about 3,320 ft in length. Access would be provided by a 20-ft wide access gate. An underground generation-tie line would extend about 2,000 ft from the solar field to an existing 12-kV distribution power line along the southern edge of the prison. Power generated by the project would be released into the electrical grid in order to facilitate the power demand of R.J. Donovan State Prison.

Contact Information

Terry Ash
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Cross Streets
Alta Rd/Donovan State Prison Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 125, 11, 905
Other Location Info
Otay Mesa

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Corrections, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 1.75)
Local Actions
Project approval
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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