Sandrini Solar Project by EDPR CA Solar Park, LLC

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021040761
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Sandrini Solar Project by EDPR CA Solar Park, LLC
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
2/1/2022
Document Description
The Sandrini Solar Project (proposed project or project) as proposed by EDPR CA Solar Park, LLC (project proponent) would allow for the construction and operation of a solar photovoltaic power generating facility and associated facilities that would produce up to 300 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) utility-scale solar power with an up to 100 MW of energy storage capacity in the Valley Region of unincorporated Kern County. The proposed project consists of five separate sites (Sites 1 through 5), located on 33 parcels of privately-owned land, totaling approximately 3,469.87 acres; however, it is anticipated that approximately 2,472.89 acres would be utilized (developed) for the construction of the solar panels and permanent facilities and the remaining 996.98 acres would be restricted to use for conservation of habitat (on-site conservation land) and could not be developed. In addition to the photovoltaic solar arrays and associated equipment as proposed, other permanent facilities would be installed as part of the project including service access roads, a power collection system, communication cables, overhead and underground transmission lines, electrical switchyards, two collector substations, inverter stations, an up to 100 MW battery energy storage system, and operations and maintenance (O&M) facilities. The project would be supported by both a 70 kV and a 230 kV overhead and/or underground electrical transmission line(s) originating from two on-site project collector substations and terminating at the PG&E Wheeler Ridge Substation. Both lines would convey electricity back and forth between various phases of the Sandrini Solar project and the larger electrical grid. Any overhead electrical transmission lines may be additionally supported by guy-wires. Additionally, 34.5 kV collector lines would connect the various project components to transmit energy to the larger transmission line system. Implementation of the project as proposed would require: CUP 9, Map #159; CUP 27, Map #160; CUP 28, Map #160; CUP 29, Map #160; CUP 27, Map #161; GPA 2, Map #159 (Circulation); GPA 3, Map #160 (Circulation); GPA 4, Map #161(Circulation); and Williamson Act Land Use Cancellations #21-01, #21-03, and #21-04.

Contact Information

Name
Mark Tolentino
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Copus Road and Old River Road
Zip
93311
Total Acres
3,469.87
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
SR-99, SR-166
Township
32S
Range
Multi
Section
Multi
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://kernplanning.com/environmental-doc/sandrini-solar-project/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print