James Irrigation District Solar Project #2

Summary

SCH Number
2022050301
Lead Agency
James Irrigation District
Document Title
James Irrigation District Solar Project #2
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Actively tilled agricultural field. General Plan land use designation of Agricultural and zoning of Exclusive Agricultural.
Document Description
The proposed project involves the installation of a one-megawatt (MW) solar array with single-axis tracking system, including 1.1 MW of direct current photovoltaic modules, steel support structures, a one-MW alternating current electrical inverter, cabling, and other system components. The project also includes a main service board and a step-up transformer as well as metering facilities, conductors, and safety equipment for interconnection to Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E) distribution system via a new primary meter installed within the project site. The electricity generated by the proposed project would offset James Irrigation District’s aggregated electricity usage for the canal and well pumps across James Irrigation District-owned parcels. The solar power generated on the project site would be used to generate bill credits for James Irrigation District’s meters in the Renewable Energy Self-Generation Bill Credit Transfer Program (RES-BCT) arrangement to offset their PG&E energy generation charges. The project’s interconnection with PG&E would require minor off-site construction to connect the proposed solar array to an existing PG&E generation tie line located immediately south of the project site.

Contact Information

Name
Manny Amorelli
Agency Name
James Irrigation District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Annaliese Miller
Agency Name
Rincon Consultants, Inc.
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Counties
Fresno
Regions
Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
West Adams Avenue and South Placer Avenue
Zip
93660
Total Acres
8.8
Parcel #
030-170-33T
Railways
railroad through San Joaquin
Schools
San Joaquin Elementary School
Waterways
James Bypass, various unnamed irrigation canals

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar array with interconnection to PG&E)(Megawatts 1.0)
Local Actions
Project approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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