Kudu Solar Farm by 69SV 8ME LLC


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Kudu Solar Farm by 69SV 8ME LLC
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
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).

Document Description
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

Contact Information
Ronelle Candia
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 "M" Street Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93101

Phone : (661) 862-8997


35°10'41.39"N 118°0'37.92"W
California City
Cross Streets
bisected E/W by Washburn Blvd. and N/S by Neuralia Road; 1-mile west of State Route 14
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 14
Union Pacific
California City Airport
Cache Creek
Other Location Info
Townsjip: 31S, 32S Section: Multiple

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Solar PV)(Megawatts 500)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
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
Reviewing Agencies
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 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)


Environmental Document
Kudu Solar_Initial Study and NOP_September 2020   PDF 11446 K Kudu Solar_Notice of Preparation   PDF 2775 K Kudu Solar_Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 592 K
Kudu Solar_Notice of Completion   PDF 267 K
State Comments
2020099017_Caltrans Comment   PDF 133 K 2020099017_CDFW Comment   PDF 334 K 2020099017_Conservation Comment   PDF 336 K 2020099017_NAHC Comment   PDF 279 K

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