Canyon Road Solar Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Canyon Road Solar Energy Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
A-2 Exclusive Agriculture and Foothill Pasture
Document Description
The project would construct a 5-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) electric-generating facility (facilities) on approximately 33 acres of the 318-acre parcel (project site), at the southern edge of a parcel. The facilities would consist of a ground-mounted, single-axis tracking system featuring 13,905 PV panels and 40 string inverters. Additionally, the project would be equipped with energy storage technology (battery energy storage system [BESS]) that would allow on-site renewable energy generation to be stored and dispatched onto the grid when needed.

Contact Information

Tiffany Ho
Agency Name
Merced County
Job Title
Deputy Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Banos, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Canyon Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Charleston Elementary
Los Banos Reservoir

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Solar (Megawatts 5)
Local Actions
Site Plan, 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, 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


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

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