Conditional Use Permit No. 22-05 (Westlands Cherry Solar Project)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. 22-05 (Westlands Cherry Solar Project)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Exclusive Agriculture (AX), General Agriculture - 40 Acre (AG-40)
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Noelle Tomlinson
Agency Name
Kings County Community Development Agency
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kettleman City
Cross Streets
Nevada Ave & Highway 41
Total Acres
Parcel #
026-300-034, 026-320-006, -017, and -020
State Highways
Highway 41
Empire Westside Main Canal, Blakely Canal
20 S
19 E
Other Location Info
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)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Solar Photovoltaic )(Megawatts 250)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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