Lancaster Clean Energy Center (Conditional Use Permit No 23-019)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Lancaster
Document Title
Lancaster Clean Energy Center (Conditional Use Permit No 23-019)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Use: Agricultural; Zoning: RR-2.5 and RR-2.5 with Eastside Overlay; General Plan: Non-Urban Residential
Document Description
The applicant (Element New Energy Lancaster 1, LLC) proposes to construct and operate the Lancaster Clean Energy Center, a green hydrogen production plant powered by photovoltaic (PV) solar. This facility is self-sufficient, integrated and off-grid and consists of a 650 megawatt PV solar generating facility; 330 MWh battery long duration energy storage system; and a green hydrogen production plant incorporating 400 MWe of electrolyzers, liquefied hydrogen storage in up to two horizontal cylindrical tanks with a capacity of 30 metric tons each, and up to three 100 mt spherical liquefied hydrogen tanks. Onsite gaseous hydrogen storage consists of approximately 30 metric tons in a linear surface pipe storage arrangement. All hydrogen production would be located along 70th Street East Access to the hydrogen production plant would be from driveway(s) on 70th Street East, north of Avenue K. Access to the solar fields would be provided from several driveways from Avenue K and potentially from 40th Street East, Avenue K-8, and 50th Street East depending upon the solar array arrangements and Fire Department requirements.

Contact Information

Jocelyn Swain
Agency Name
City of Lancaster
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
40th STreet East, 70th Street East, Avenue J, Avenure L
Total Acres
Parcel #
3384-018-001 to -004, 3384-017-001 to -003, 3384-015-013, 3384-016-013, -014, 3170-012-002
State Highways
US Air Force Plant 42
Endeavor Elementary, Eastside High School
Little Rock Wash
22, 23

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, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Green hydrogen production facility), Power:Solar (Megawatts 650)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Septic System, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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