Raceway 2.0 Solar Project by sPower Development Company, LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Raceway 2.0 Solar Project by sPower Development Company, LLC
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
5.3/4.4 (Residential, Maximum 10 units/net acre/Comprehensive Planning Area), 5.3/2.85/4.4(Residential, Maximum 10 units/net acre/Noise Management Area/Comprehensive Planning Area), 5.5 (Residential, Maximum 1 units/net acre), 5.6 (Residential, Maximum 2.5 gross acres/unit), and 5.6/2.85 (Residential, Maximum 2.5 gross acres/unit/Noise Management Area), 7.1 (Light Industrial), 7.1/4.4 (Light Industrial/ Planning Area), 7.2/4.4 (Service Industrial/Comprehensive Planning Area). Currently zoned A (Agriculture), E (2.5), and OS

Document Description
The proposed Raceway 2.0 Solar Project (proposed project) is a proposal by sPower Development Company, LLC (project proponent) to construct and operate photovoltaic (PV) solar facilities and the associated infrastructure necessary to generate a combined total of 291 megawatts (MW) of renewable electrical energy and/or energy storage capacity in the form of advanced energy battery storage units on approximately 1,330 acres of privately owned land in the unincorporated area of eastern Kern County, California.

Contact Information
Terrance Smalls
Kern County Planning Department
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8607


34°50'44"N 118°17'7"W
Cross Streets
Rosamond Blvd and 70th Street West
Total Acres
Parcel #
Tropico Middle School
Other Location Info
Section: Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Solar (Solar)(291 Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Specific Plan Rezone Use Permit Cancellation of Williamson Act Contract
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 Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian 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 Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 9


Environmental Document
Raceway 2   PDF 13578 K
NOC   PDF 248 K
State Comments
2020079007_Caltrans Comment   PDF 155 K 2020079007_NAHC Comment   PDF 296 K

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