Duffel Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Document Title
Duffel Photovoltaic Renewable Energy Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
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
Agency Name
East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
East Bay Municipal Utility District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 5)
Local Actions
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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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