he proposed project would develop a PV solar facility and associated infrastructure necessary to generate up to 65 MW of renewable electrical energy with the ability to store up to 4-hours/100 MWh or 25 MW of energy on approximately 618 acres of privately owned land in the northern portion of the San Joaquin Valley, in unincorporated Kern County.
The proposed project requests approval of the following applications by the County: Conditional Use Permit No. 12, Map No. 3 (solar facility) 618 acres; Conditional Use Permit No. 13, Map 3 (telecommunication tower); Williamson Act Cancellation Contract 21-01. Site is zoned A (Exclusive Agriculture). Per Chapter 19.12.030.G of Kern County Zoning Ordinance, a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required for the construction and operation of the PV solar facility and pursuant to Chapter 19.12.030.F, a CUP is required to allow the construction and operation of a communication tower. Approximately 225,000 to 250,000 modules will be mounted on metal racks that rotate from east to west during the day. Power generated by the proposed project would be collected on-site at a project substation and transferred via a 230 kV generation tie (gen-tie) line to the point of interconnection at PGE Arco substation