Tulare 40 Generation Facility Project (PSP 23-012)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Tulare 40 Generation Facility Project (PSP 23-012)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture / Valley Agricultural / AE-20 (Exclusive Agriculture – 20 Acre Minimum)
Document Description
Coldwell Solar 1, LLC (Applicant) is proposing the construction and operation of the Tulare 40 Generation Facility Project, an approximate 40-megawatt (MW) solar generation facility on two parcels totaling approximately 160 acres in western Tulare County, California. The Project site development area is located both north and south of Avenue 208, west of Road 164. The installation would comprise approximately 68,040 single axis mounted solar modules, rated at 650 watts per module. It should be noted that watts per module may increase at time of Project construction; however, for planning purposes we have included an approximate module output of 650 watts. In addition to the installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar modules, the proposed development area of the Project would include the construction of an on-site substation, wiring and inverters, fence, access roads, and a new very short distribution interconnect power line to the existing substation located directly adjacent to the Project location at the Southern California Edison (SCE) Bliss Substation. The southern development area of the Project would potentially include a 20 (MW) storage component in the form of batteries. The life of the Project is anticipated to be 35 years.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Avenue 208/Road 164
Total Acres
Parcel #
196-020-012 & 196-030-004
23, 24
Other Location Info
Section: 25 & 26
Other Information
Other coordinates (North Array): 36 10' 40.57", 119 12' 22.84"

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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of General Services (DGS), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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 (Megawatts 40)
Local Actions
Use Permit
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


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

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