Gas Co. Road Solar Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Taft, City of (City of Taft)
Document Title
Gas Co. Road Solar Energy Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Apex Energy Solutions, LLC
Present Land Use
Industrial/General Commercial

Document Description
The Project includes construction and operation of an up to eight (8) megawatt alternating current (MWAC) crystalline solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility, power conversion system (PCS), and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The Project site consists of two irregular-shaped parcels. Parcel Number 220-240-26, which is approximately 53.24 acres, is zoned for Industrial uses and would be developed with the MWAC solar PV energy generation system and BESS energy storage system. In addition to the solar PV modules that would be mounted on fixed-tilt ground-mounted racking or single-axis trackers, the Project site would be developed with battery storage system containers, electrical inverters, associated transformers, power poles, an access road, and perimeter fencing. Parcel Number 220-300-14, which is approximately 5.01 acres, is zoned for General Commercial uses and is an accessory parcel that would be used as a staging and parking area during construction activities. However, no permanent structures would be developed on this parcel as a result of Project development.

Contact Information
Mark Staples
City of Taft
209 East Kern Street
Taft, CA 93268

Phone : (661) 763-1222 ext. 124


35°9'0"N 119°25'28.73"W
Southern California
Cross Streets
East Ash Street and Airport Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
220-240-26 & 220-300-14
State Highways
SR-119 & SR-33
Taft-Kern County
Roosevelt Elementary and Lincoln Middle School
Tributary of Sandy Creek, Sub-Basin J7, Sandy Creek Watershed

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar)(8 MW Watts)
Local Action
Site Plan Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights


Environmental Document
2019-23 CUP Gas Co Road NOI   PDF 62 K 20200611_13673_Taft Gas Co Road Solar Public Review ISMND   PDF 248290 K SCH Summary Form   PDF 81 K
Gas Co Road NOC Form Signed 6-16-20   PDF 1347 K

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