High Desert Solar Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019059120
Lead Agency
Victorville, City of (City of Victorville)
Document Title
High Desert Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The High Desert Solar Project (HDSP or Proposed Project) would be a nominal 108-megawatt (MWac) solar photovoltaic (PV) power facility and related substation with an integrated battery energy storage system (BESS), located in the City of Victorville, San Bernardino County, California. The HDSP would provide renewable energy and critically needed flexibility attributes needed to advance California's Renewable Portfolio Standard {RPS) goals, climate policies, and to enhance electrical grid reliability. The Proposed Project would be developed on a total of approximately 624 acres (project site} consisting of an approximately 581-acre solar PV field, BESS, substation, and balance of system, collectively referred to as the Solar Field Area, and an approximately 35-acre corridor consisting of a 2.3-mile 230-kilovolt (kV) Gen-Tie line that would run east and then south in a defined and studied corridor to connect to the existing Victor-Caldwell 230kV line, upstream of the first pole on the Southern California Edison system. Additionally, a 1.7-mile 12.47kV Service Line would connect to the Victorville Municipal Utility Services (VMUS) system. This line would run as underbuilt with the 230kV line for the first mile and then diverge to the west and run on standard distribution utility poles to connect to the VMUS system at the Victorville Industrial Wastewater Treatment Facility south of the Solar Field Area. The Gen-Tie tine and Service Line are collectively referred to as the Interconnection Facilities. The Interconnection Facilities would be located within linear corridors, 120 feet and 40 feet wide respectively, covering a total area of approximately 35 acres of which only a small portion would actually be disturbed. An approximately 8-acre Gen-Tie Laydown Area would be located on a vacant parcel of land adjacent and to the west and north of the existing High Desert Power Plant.

Contact Information
Michael Szarzynski
City of Victorville
14343 Civic Drive
Victorville, CA 92393

7609555135

Location

Coordinates
34°37'59.17"N 117°22'12.5"W
Cities
Victorville
Counties
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Colusa Road and Helendale Road
Zip
92394
Total Acres
624
Parcel #
Various
State Highways
395
Railways
BNSF
Airports
SCLA
Schools
Riverside Prep HS
Waterways
Mojave River
Township
var
Range
var
Section
var
Base
var

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (108 Watts)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit
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 Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
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 General Services Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (So Lake Tahoe) Resources Agency State Lands Commission

Attachments

Environmental Document
Appendix H - HDS Preliminary Drainage Study_FEB 2019   PDF 24109 K Appendix G - HDS Phase I ESA_OCT 2018   PDF 51220 K Appendix F - HDS Paleontological Records Search Results_MAY 2018   PDF 148 K Appendix E - HDS Cultural Resources Inventory_DEC 2018   PDF 68702 K Appendix D - HDS Aquatic Resources Delineation_DEC 2018   PDF 26992 K Appendix C - HDS Biological Impact Analysis and Mitigation Report_MAY 2019   PDF 7033 K Appendix B - HDS Comprehensive Biological Technical Report_DEC 2018   PDF 32705 K Appendix A - HDS Air Quality and GHG Assessment_FEB 2019   PDF 2885 K HDS Draft IS-MND   PDF 7031 K summary form   PDF 412 K
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