Viking Solar Energy Generation and Battery Storage Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050036
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Viking Solar Energy Generation and Battery Storage Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Received
Present Land Use
Recreation/Open Space & Agriculture (Imperial County General Plan)/ Zoning A-2-RE General Agriculture with a Renewable Energy Overlay & GS-RE Government/Special Public Zone with a Renewable Energy Overlay)
Document Description
Construction of a 150 MW PV solar energy facility with an integrated, not to exceed 300MW, battery storage system on approximately 604 acres of land located 5.5 miles east of the City of Holtville within the County of Imperial. The Project site is designated and zoned for agricultural and recreation/open space use within the County of Imperial’s Renewable Energy Overlay Zone. The Project includes a ground mounted PV solar power generating system, battery storage system, substation, and switching station. The Electrical energy produced would be conducted through the proposed 230 kilovolt (kV) switching station and delivered to the Imperial Irrigation District’s 230 kV "KN & KS" line via a single overhead gen-tie line 120 feet in height. The Project proposes to utilize either thin film or crystalline solar PV technology modules mounted either on fixed frames or horizontal single-axis tracker systems. The proposed battery energy storage system would be constructed on the Project site and consist of either lithium ion or flow batteries. The batteries would either be housed in storage containers or buildings with a maximum height of 10 feet.

Contact Information

Name
Diana Robinson
Agency Name
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Holtville
Counties
Imperial
Cross Streets
East Nelson Pit Road and Graeser Road
Zip
92250
Total Acres
604
Parcel #
050-070-018, -019, -021
State Highways
115
Railways
N/A
Airports
Holtville Airport
Waterways
East Highline Canal
Township
15
Range
16
Section
36
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Battery Storage System not to exceed 300MW), Power:Solar (Megawatts 150)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Archeological/Historical/Seismic/ Forest Land/ Fire Hazard/ Soil Erosion/Compation/Grading/ Water Supply/ Groudwater/ Cumulativ eEffects/ Non-Wetland Waters of State
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (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 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)

Attachments

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

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