Dogwood Geothermal Energy Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Dogwood Geothermal Energy Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing Heber 2 Geothermal Energy Complex, vacant agricultural land; Agriculture & Heber Specific Plan Area; A-2-G-SPA & A-2-G-U
Document Description
Ormat has filed three separate Conditional Use Permits (CUP) applications with the County of Imperial for the construction and operation of various facilities. The three CUP applications consist of the following: 1) Dogwood Geothermal Energy Project; 2) Heber 2 Solar Energy Project, and 3) Heber Field Company Geothermal Wells and Pipeline Project. Collectively, these three CUP applications are referred as the the "project". The Dogwood Geothermal Energy Project includes a 25-megawatt (MW) geothermal energy facility, two 20,000 gallon aboveground isopentane storage tanks, a 7 MW solar photovoltaic field, and a medium voltage distribution line from the proposed solar facility to the proposed geothermal plant. The cable would be co-located along an existing above ground pipeline. The Heber 2 Solar Energy Project would be a 15 MW solar photovoltaic field (that would connect directly to the Heber 2 geothermal power plant. The Heber Field Company Geothermal Wells and Pipeline Project would include three new geothermal productions wells, one new injection well, and interconnecting brine pipelines.

Contact Information

Luis Valenzuela
Agency Name
Imperial County Planning and Development Services Department
Job Title
Planner I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Countywide, Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Dogwood Road/Wiloughby Road/Ware Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
054-250-031, 059-020-001, and 054-250-017
State Highways
SR 86, 98, 111
Union Pacific
Heber Elementary School
New River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, 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, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (Geothermal wells and pipeline), Power:Geothermal (Megawatts 25), Power:Solar (Megawatts 22)
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, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, 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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