Duffel Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Duffel Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Present Land Use
Undeveloped EBMUD watershed lands

Document Description
EBMUD is proposing to construct a 5-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar system on its watershed land at 518 Bear Creek Road, Orinda, in order to qualify for the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer (RESBCT) tariff. The RES-BCT tariff allows local governments to generate up to 5 MW of electricity from a renewable energy source at one electric account and transfer bill credits to up to 50 benefiting accounts of the same local government entity. The PV solar project would assist EBMUD in meeting its goals for increasing the cost-effective use of renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. EBMUD has an Energy Policy goal to be carbon free for indirect emissions by 2040. The RESBCT tariff is a cost-effective opportunity to increase EBMUD use of PV solar and assist EBMUD in meeting its Energy Policy goal.

Contact Information
Ramona Gonzalez
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
375 11th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone : (510) 287-1619


37°54'12.5"N 122°12'38.2"W
Contra Costa
Cross Streets
Bear Creek Road and San Pablo Dam Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
267030013, 267030021
State Highways
State Route-24
Wagner Ranch Elementary
San Pablo Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (5 Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System 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 Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water


Environmental Document
2019089118 NOA   PDF 768 K NOI   PDF 760 K Public Draft EBMUD PV IS-MND with Appendices_Duffel 8-19-19   PDF 56774 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_Duffel PV   PDF 299 K

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