Wister Solar Energy Facility Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Wister Solar Energy Facility Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Vacant/Open Space/Preservation with a geothermal overlay (S-2-G)/Recreation

Document Description
The proposed project involves the construction and operation of a 20 Megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar energy facility on approximately 100 acres of privately-owned land. The proposed project would be comprised of solar PV panels on single-axis horizontal trackers, on-site substation and inverters, transformers, and underground electrical cables. The project also includes approximately 2 miles of fiberoptic line from the proposed on-site substation to the existing Niland Substation to connect the proposed Wister Substation to the region's telecommunications system. A gen-tie line would connect the Wister substation to the Point of Interconnection at the existing Imperial Irrigation District's 92kV "K" line.

Contact Information
Patricia Valenzuela
Imperial County
Lead/Public Agency
801 Main Street
El Centro , CA 92243

Phone : (442) 265-1749

Orni 21, LLC
Project Applicant


Southern California
Cross Streets
Wilkins and Weist Roads
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 111
Union Pacific Railroad
East Highline Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Megawatts 20)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit Variance
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation 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) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)


Environmental Document
_Draft EIR   PDF 14602 K Appendix A_Initial Study and Notice of Preparation and Comment Letters   PDF 5373 K Appendix B_Visual Resources Technical Report   PDF 2119 K Appendix C_Glare Hazard Analysis Report   PDF 4785 K Appendix D_Air Quality Technical Study   PDF 2834 K Appendix E_Biological Resources Technical Report   PDF 33735 K Appendix F_Flat tailed Horned Lizard Survey   PDF 10011 K Appendix G_Preliminary Jurisdictional Waters-Wetland Delineation Report   PDF 37547 K Appendix H_Cultural Resources Survey   PDF 3759 K Appendix I_CEQA Level Geotechnical Study   PDF 6133 K Appendix J_Water Quality Management Plan   PDF 127 K Appendix K_Hydrological Evaluation   PDF 4067 K Appendix L_Water Supply Assessment   PDF 6328 K NOA   PDF 20 K Summary Form for Document Submittal   PDF 608 K
NOC   PDF 1049 K
State Comments
2019110140_Caltrans Comment   PDF 288 K

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