High Desert Solar Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Victorville
Document Title
High Desert Solar Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

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
Lead/Public Agency
14343 Civic Drive
Victorville, CA 92393

Phone : (760) 955-5135

Project Applicant


34°37'59.17"N 117°22'12.5"W
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Colusa Road and Helendale Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Riverside Prep HS
Mojave River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 108)
Local Action
Site Plan 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 Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of General Services (DGS) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency


Environmental Document
Appendix A - HDS Air Quality and GHG Assessment_FEB 2019   PDF 2885 K Appendix B - HDS Comprehensive Biological Technical Report_DEC 2018   PDF 32705 K Appendix C - HDS Biological Impact Analysis and Mitigation Report_MAY 2019   PDF 7033 K Appendix D - HDS Aquatic Resources Delineation_DEC 2018   PDF 26992 K Appendix E - HDS Cultural Resources Inventory_DEC 2018   PDF 68702 K Appendix F - HDS Paleontological Records Search Results_MAY 2018   PDF 148 K Appendix G - HDS Phase I ESA_OCT 2018   PDF 51220 K Appendix H - HDS Preliminary Drainage Study_FEB 2019   PDF 24109 K HDS Draft IS-MND   PDF 7031 K summary form   PDF 412 K
NOC   PDF 2276 K

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