Easley Renewable Energy Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
Easley Renewable Energy Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
open space, fallow and active agriculture
Document Description
IP Easley I, LLC, IP Easley II, LLC, and IP Easley III, LLC, subsidiaries of Intersect Power, LLC, propose to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission an up to 400 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating station, an up to 650 MW battery energy storage facility, electrical substation, generation-tie (gen-tie) transmission line, and associated access roads on approximately 3,700 acres of private land and public land managed by the United State Bureau of Land Management (BLM) near Desert Center in Riverside County, California. A 6.7-mile 500 kilovolt (kV) generation-tie (gen-tie) line would mainly traverse across the Oberon Renewable Energy Project site and connect into an existing substation on the Oberon site, an adjacent solar and energy storage facility owned by Intersect Power. From the Oberon onsite substation, the power generated by the Easley Project would be transmitted to the SCE Red Bluff Substation via the existing Oberon 500 kV gen-tie line. Construction is anticipated to take up to 20 months depending on Power Purchase Agreements and financial requirements.

Contact Information

Tim Wheeler
Agency Name
Riverside County Planning Department
Job Title
Project Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Desert Center
Countywide, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Highway 177; Interstate 10
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Highway 177
Desert Center Airport
Other Information
Private (~990 acres) and BLM-administered public land (~2,745 acres)

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Power:Solar (400MW Solar Photovoltaic and 650MW Battery Energy Storage System)(Megawatts 400)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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