Conditional Use Permit No. 22-05 (Westlands Cherry Solar Project)
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Exclusive Agriculture (AX), General Agriculture - 40 Acre (AG-40)
The applicant is proposing to establish a 250-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic facility located on the north side of Nevada Avenue, approximately 2.5 miles west of SR-41, Kettleman City, Assessor's Parcel Numbers 026-300-034, 026-320-006, -017, and -020. The Westlands Cherry Solar Project will include an electrical substation, a battery storage facility, and an Operations and Maintenance (O & M) facility. The solar generation from the project will be transferred to a new 230-kilovolt (kV) Nevada-Jayne gen-tie line which will transmit the power south along the 25th Avenue alignment and then west along Nevada-Jayne Avenues to the PG&E Gates Substation approximately 12 miles to the west. The on-site battery storage will include 250 battery containers with 4 MW hours storage capacity each, providing a total energy storage capacity of up to 1,000 MW hours.
North side of Nevada Avenue, approximately 2.5 miles west of Highway 41, Kettleman City
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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Power:Solar (Solar Photovoltaic )(Megawatts 250)
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
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