Conditional Use Permit No. 23-03 (Westlands Daylight Legacy Solar Project)

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Summary

SCH Number
2024020008
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. 23-03 (Westlands Daylight Legacy Solar Project)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
General Agricultural - 40 Acre Minimum (AG-40)
Document Description
The applicant is proposing to construct, operate, and decommission a 300-megawatt (MW) commercial photovoltaic solar and battery storage facility to be located at 18352 Avenal Cutoff Rd., Stratford, Assessor’s Parcel Numbers 026-010-028, 026-300-004, -031, -032, -033, -043, -044, 026-320-002, and -003. The project proposal includes an electrical substation, battery storage, an Operations & Maintenance facility, telecommunication facilities, and a meteorological data collection system. The proposed battery storage consists of 300 battery containers and has a capacity of 1200 MW hours. A new 230-kV gen-tie line is proposed to extend from the project substation 2.5 miles north to the existing PG&E Mustang switching station. An alternative to this proposed northern gen-tie line is also included and proposes to extend 2.5 miles to the south with the southernmost 1.0-mile segment passing through the previously approved Westlands Cherry Solar Project.

Contact Information

Name
Noelle Tomlinson
Agency Name
Kings County Community Development Agency
Job Title
Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated area
Counties
Kings
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Avenal Cutoff Rd & Laurel Ave
Zip
93266
Total Acres
2107
Parcel #
026-010-028, 026-300-004, -031, -032, -033, -043, -044, 026-320-002, -003.
Township
20 S
Range
19 E
Section
17
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Sections 17, 18, 19, 20, & 30

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 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 (Photovoltaic )(Megawatts 300)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Solid Waste, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

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 Agency(ies)]

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