Pastoria Solar Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Pastoria Solar Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
DWR’s role in the Project is to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Project developer, Pastoria Solar Energy Company, LLC, to purchase 100 megawatts (MW) of capacity and associated energy from the Project for the period of 20 years with the option for ownership interest in the Project and its components. The proposed PPA would fulfill part of DWR’s commitments to renewable energy procurement under Senate Bill 100 and in DWR’s Climate Action Plan Phase 1: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Plan, Update 2020. The final scale of the Project would involve construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power-generating facility that would produce a total of 115 MW of electricity with up to 80 MW of energy storage on approximately 650 acres of privately owned land in Kern County. The Project’s permanent facilities would include service roads, overhead and underground transmission lines, a step-up conversion station, project substations, energy storage facilities, perimeter security fencing, and electric generation tie lines. Kern County, as the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and approved the Project in June 2020.

Contact Information

Deane Burk
Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Job Title
Branch Manager
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
The project site is located approximately 3.5 miles east of Interstate 5 (I 5) north of Edmonston Pumping Plant Road, Tejon Ranch

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Water Resources
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Kern County Planning and Natural Resource Department, 2700 M Street, Suite 100, Bakersfield, California 93301


(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


Notice of Determination

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