Heber 2 Geothermal Powerplant; Conditional Use Permit #19-0017

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Heber 2 Geothermal Powerplant; Conditional Use Permit #19-0017
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Industrial Geothermal Powerplant/A-2 General Agriculture/Heber Specific Plan Area (SPA)
Document Description
Perform CUP amendment to allow for installation of two new water-cooled ORMAT Energy Converters (OECs) to replace six old units from 1992; three 10,000 gallon isopentane above ground storage tanks; and, additional pipes to connect the proposed facilities with the existing Heber 2 Geothermal Energy Complex. All proposed facilities would be developed within the existing Heber 2 Complex and fence line. The total project disturbance from developing the new facilities is approximately 4 acres. The CUP amendment application also proposes to renew the permitted life of the entire Heber 2 Complex (including the Goulds 2 and Heber South geothermal energy facilities) to 30 years (2019-2049). The proposed facility upgrades would allow the Heber 2 Complex to run more efficiently and refurbish the Heber 2 Complex to the original nameplate capacity (33 megawatts).

Contact Information

David Black
Agency Name
Imperial County Planning & Development Services Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Second Imperial Geothermal Company
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Willoughby Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 86
Union Pacific
Heber School District
IID Canals and Drains

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Industrial (Acres 40), Power (Geothermal)(Megawatts 33)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation


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