GPA#21-0003, ZC#21-0003, CUP#20-0030 & WSA (BRAWLEY SOLAR PROJECT) ORNI 30

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021070424
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
GPA#21-0003, ZC#21-0003, CUP#20-0030 & WSA (BRAWLEY SOLAR PROJECT) ORNI 30
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural/ General Agricultural with Geothermal Overlay (A-2-G)/ Agricultural
Document Description
The project applicant, ORNI 30, LLC, proposes to construct and operate a 40 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar facility with an integrated 40 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) (not to exceed 80 MW) on approximately 227 acres of privately-owned land. The proposed project would connect to the existing North Brawley Geothermal Power Plant substation located southwest of the project site via an approximately 1.8-mile long aboveground 92 kilovolt generation tie line. The County Land Use Ordinance, Division 17, includes the Renewable Energy (RE) Overlay Zone, which authorizes the development and operation of renewable energy projects with an approved conditional use permit (CUP). CUP applications proposed for specific renewable energy projects not located in the RE Overlay Zone would not be allowed without an amendment to the RE Overlay Zone. Implementation of the project requires an amendment to the County’s General Plan Renewable Energy and Transmission Element, Zone Change, and approval of a CUP, and Water Supply Assessment.

Contact Information

Name
David Black
Agency Name
ICPDS
Job Title
Planner IV
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Tim Gnibus & Sharyn Del Rosario
Agency Name
HDR
Job Title
Consultant
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Name
ORNI 30, LLC
Agency Name
ORNI 30, LLC
Job Title
Applicant
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Cities
Brawley
Counties
Imperial
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
BEST ROAD & WARD ROAD
Zip
92227
Total Acres
227
Parcel #
037-140-020, 021, 022, 023, 006
State Highways
SR 111
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
Brawley
Schools
Brawley
Township
13S
Range
14E
Base
SBBM

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
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 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 40)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit, WSA
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Visual, Archeological, Historical, Seismic, Facilities, Soil Erosion, Compaction, Grading, Toxic, Traffic, Circulation, Water Supply, Groundwater, Tribal
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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