BigBeau Solar Project by BigBeau Solar, LLC/EDF Renewables Development, Inc.

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
BigBeau Solar Project by BigBeau Solar, LLC/EDF Renewables Development, Inc.
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Scattered Single-family homes. Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture); A FP (A, Floodplain Combining); A FPS (A, Floodplain Secondary); A WE (A, Wind Energy) E-20 RS FPS (Estate 20 acres, Residential Suburban, Floodplain Secondary); PL RS FPS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban, Floodplain Secondary); Kern County General Plan: 4.1 (Specific Plan-Willow Springs); 8 3 (Extensive Ag, 20 acre min); 8.5 (Resource Management, Minimum 20 Acre Size); 8.3 /2.5 (Flood Hazard); 8.5/2.5 (Flood Hazard); Willow Springs Specific Plan 5 7 (Minimum 5 Gross Acres/Unit); 5.75 (Minimum 10 Gross Acres/Unit) ; 5.8 (Minimum 20 Gross Acres/Unit)

Document Description
BigBeau Solar, LLC by EDF Renewables (project proponent) is a proposed photovoltaic electrical generating facility with capacity to generate up to 128 megawatt hours (MW) of renewable electrical energy and store up to 60 MW energy in a Battery Storage System (BESS). The proposed project is situated on approximately 2, 185 acres of privately owned land and 160 acres of land owned by the California State Lands Commission. Implementation of-the-project as proposed would-include: (a) Two (2) Zoning Classification Changes (ZCC) from the existing Zone-District PLS RS FPS (Platted Lands-Residential Suburban Combining-Floodplain Secondary Combining) to A FPS (Exclusive Agriculture-Floodplain Secondary Combining) on 66 acres (ZCC 13, Map 215) and from the existing zoning district E ( 10) RS FPS (Estate) to A FPS on 456 .9 acres, E ( I 0) RS GH FPS (Geological Hazard Combining) to A GH FPS on 2.7, E (10) RS MH FPS (Mobilehome Combining) to A FPS on 10.1 acres, E (2 1/2) RS FPS to A FPS on 110.9 acres, E (20) RS FPS to A FPS on 630.8 acres, E (20) RS GH FPS to A GH FPS on 9.6 acres, E (5) RS FPS to A FPS on 80.6 acres (ZCC 44, Map 232); (b) two (2) Conditional Use Permits, each to allow for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic electrical generating facility (Section 19. 12 .030.G) in an A District (CUP 13, Map 215 ; CUP 41 , Map 232); (c) two (2) Conditional Use Permits, each to allow for the construction and operation of a communication tower (Section 19.12.030.F) in an A District (CUP 14, 215 ; CUP 42, Map 232); (d) two (2) Conditional Use Permits, each to allow for the construction and operation of a concrete batch plant (Section 19.12.030.G) in an A District (CUP 15, Map 215; CUP 43, Map 232); See NOC for full details.

Contact Information
Terrance Smalls
Kern County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8607


33°54'16"N 118°23'8"W
Mojave Rosamond
Cross Streets
West on Rosamond Boulevard, north on 140th Street West, and east on either Avenue of the Stars
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR-14 - 12 miles east
Los Angeles Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Township, Sections, and Range: Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar PV)(Megawatts 128 MW)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Schools/Universities Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California State Lands Commission (SLC)


Environmental Document
!BigBeauSolarProject_DraftEIR_2020-01-28   PDF 41529 K Compiled Appendices_1   PDF 261691 K
Final Document(s)
Chapter 7 Response to Comments   PDF 25797 K NOC   PDF 1025 K
NOC   PDF 1015 K
State Comments
2019071059_BigBeau Solar DEIR   PDF 174 K 2019071059_CDFW Comment_BigBeau Solar Project Letter   PDF 3576 K 2019071059_RWQCB Comment BigBeau Solar Draft EIR   PDF 850 K

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