Sanborn Solar Project

11 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Sanborn Solar Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Undeveloped land
Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) proposes to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Sanborn Solar 1B, LLC, to purchase 36 MW of capacity and associated energy from the proposed Sanborn Solar Project for the period of 20 years. The PPA would] fulfill part of DWR’s commitment to renewable energy procurement for operation of the State Water Project pursuant to DWR’s Climate Action Plan Phase 1, Update 2020. This is to advise that the California Department of Water Resources, as a Responsible Agency, has approved the above described project January 19, 2021.

Contact Information

Deane Burk
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Sanborn Solar 1B, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The project site is located approximately 14 miles southeast of the City of Tehachapi, approximately 1.5 miles southeast of the unincorporated community of Mojave, and approximately 7.5 miles southeast of the unincorporated community of Rosamond. The project site is bounded by SR 58 and the Mojave Air and Space Port to the north, open space to the east and the west, and Edwards Air Force Base to the south, adjacent to the southernmost portion of the project site. The site is located in Sections 22, 23, 26, 27, 35, Township 11 North, Range 12 West (SBB&M), Section 1, Township 10 North, Range 12 West (SBB&M), and Section 7, Township 10 North, Range 11 West (SBB&M), County of Kern, State of California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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