Oberon Renewable Energy Project

5 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Oberon Renewable Energy Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Undisturbed BLM-administered land
Document Description
IP Oberon, LLC, a subsidiary of Intersect Power, LLC, proposes to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission a 500 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating station, battery energy storage facility, electrical substation, gen-tie lines and associated access roads on approximately 5,000 acres of BLM managed land in Riverside County, California. The proposed Oberon Renewable Energy Project would interconnect to Southern California Edison's (SCE) 500 kV Red Bluff Substation via one new 500 kV gen-tie line. The proposed 500-kV gen-tie line would be located within one 175-foot ROW, running approximately southeast from the solar facility, across SLM-administered land, to the existing SCE Red Bluff Substation. All of the lands within the Project application area are within the California Desert Conservation Area (COCA) Planning Area, within a Development Focus Area (DFA) pursuant to the Desert Renewable l:nergy Conservation Plan (DRECP) and associated ROD.

Contact Information

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Agency Name
Colorado River Basin Regional Water Quality Control Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Total Acres
State Highways
State Route 177
Desert Center Airport

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), 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 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Photovoltaic)(Megawatts 500)
Local Actions
Waste Discharge Requirement Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, 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, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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