Solar Electric Generation Facility Special Use Permit U 12-19/20-03 and Site Development Permit SDP 1-19/20-01

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Plumas County
Document Title
Solar Electric Generation Facility Special Use Permit U 12-19/20-03 and Site Development Permit SDP 1-19/20-01
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The 37.01 acre parcel is currently vacant land with no structures. The property is zoned for residential and industrial use. The zoning of the property is S-1 (Suburban), I-2 (Light Industrial), F (Farm Animal Combining), and SP-ScR (Special Plan Scenic Road).
Document Description
The project being proposed by Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative for the property located at 92754 Highway 70, Vinton, is a public utility facility for solar electric generation. The property is zoned I-2 (Light Industrial), S-1 (Suburban), F (Farm Animal Combining), and SP-ScR (Special Plan Scenic Road). Under Plumas County Code (PCC), a solar electric generation facility is considered a public utility facility. A public utility facility is defined by Plumas County Code Section 9-2.277 as "an improvement use necessary for the provision, distribution, or conveyance to the public of utilities or a facility for the maintenance of such facilities." A "public utility facility" is a use permitted subject to a special use permit in the S-1 zoning and a site development permit in the I-2 zoning. The parcel in which the project is located is approximately 37.01 acres. The proposed project would encompass 26.8 acres of the 37.01 acre parcel. The proposed solar electric generation facility would produce 4.625 MW-AC (megawatts alternating current) and 5.694 MW-DC (megawatts direct current) of power. The expected yearly power output of the facility is 12,425 MWh (megawatt-hour).

Contact Information

Timothy Evans
Agency Name
Plumas County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Highway 49
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Highway 70
Union Pacific Railroad
34, 35

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Power (Megawatts 4,625,000 )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues


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