Pelican's Jaw Hybrid Solar Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Pelican's Jaw Hybrid Solar Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural (grazing/vacant)
Document Description
The proposed project will construct and operate a photovoltaic (PV) solar facility and associated infrastructure to generate up to 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable electrical energy on approximately 3,756.46 acres of privately-owned land. The project will include a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) capable of storing approximately 2,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy within approximately 100 acres of the overall project site.

Contact Information

Matthew Hall
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Supervising Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Twisselman Road and Lost Hills Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
044-101-02 through 044-150-17 (23 total)
State Highways
Interstate 5

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 Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Includes 2,000MWh Battery Energy Storage System)(Megawatts 500)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, 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, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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