Gibson Solar Farm Project Final EIR

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yolo County
Document Title
Gibson Solar Farm Project Final EIR
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
The proposed Project would be located approximately 1.2 miles east of Esparto in an unincorporated area of Yolo County that is currently in agricultural production and is surrounded by orchards and field crops.
Document Description
Gibson Renewables, LLC is seeking to construct and operate an up to 20 megawatt alternating current (MWac) solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating facility with a 6.5 MWac/26 megawatt hour (MWh) to 13 MWac/52 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) called Gibson Solar Farm (“Project”) on approximately 147 acres of land 1.2 miles east of Esparto in unincorporated Yolo County. This proposed Project is a request for a Use Permit to construct and operate the Solar Farm. The electricity generated by the PV field will be used in part for charging the batteries and the remaining energy generated by the PV field will be delivered to the grid. The proposed Project has a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Valley Clean Energy (VCE), a community choice aggregation (CCA) public agency that focuses on providing its 150,000 customers with cost-competitive renewable energy and local reinvestment.

Contact Information

Tracy Gonzalez
Agency Name
Yolo County Department of Community Services
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
SR 16
Total Acres
State Highways
SR 16
Other Location Info
1.2 miles east of Esparto in unincorporated Yolo County

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (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, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar Photovoltaic and Battery Energy Storage System)(Megawatts 20)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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