Undeveloped Land/Kern County General Plan: 5.6 (Min. 2.5 Gross Acres/Unit (Fremont Interim Rural Community Plan), 8.5 (8.5 - Resource Management, Min. 20 Acre Parcel Size). Kern County Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture); A-1 (Limited Agriculture); A-1 MH (Limited Agriculture, Mobile Home Combining); PL RS (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining); PL RS MH (Platted Lands, Residential Suburban Combining, Mobile Home Combining). California City General Plan: O/RA - Controlled Development, Public Parks & Recreation or Public Schools. California City Zoning: RA (Residential/Agriculture).
The Kudu Solar Farm Project by 69SV 8ME LLC (project proponent), is a proposed photovoltaic solar facility and energy storage system capable of producing up to 500 MW of alternating current power and 600 MW hours of storage capacity on approximately 1,955.13 acres of privately-owned land. The proposed project would be supported by a 230-kV gen-tie overhead and/or underground generation tie-line (gen-tie) from originating from the Eland substation and terminating at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Barren Ridge Substation located approximately two miles to the northwest of the project site, or through an upgraded connection through Eland 1. The proposed project intends to share the Eland 1 Solar Project’s gen-tie line and right of way, which will be accomplished by constructing the line conductor capable of supporting both projects. Construction of the gen-tie and substation will be done as part of the Eland 1 Solar Project, consistent with the conditions of approval outlined in that project’s CUP(s). If the proposed project cannot share these facilities, a new gen-tie line would be developed within one of the routes previously analyzed in the Eland 1 Solar Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (State Clearinghouse No. 2012011029). The proposed project’s permanent facilities would include solar arrays and inverters, service roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground electrical switchyards, project substations, energy storage system(s), and operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities.
Implementation of the project as proposed would require: Kern County: a) ZCC 14, Map #152; b) CUP 28, Map #152; and c) GPA 10, Map #152. California City: a) CUP 19-04
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
bisected E/W by Washburn Blvd. and N/S by Neuralia Road; 1-mile west of State Route 14
California City Airport
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Townsjip: 31S, 32S
Notice of Completion
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Power (Solar PV)(Megawatts 500)
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife, Energy
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
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