SCH Number 2021070424
- GPA#21-0003, ZC#21-0003, CUP#20-0030 & WSA (BRAWLEY SOLAR PROJECT) ORNI 30
- The project applicant, ORNI 30, LLC, proposes to construct and operate a 40 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar facility with an integrated 40 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) (not to exceed 80 MW) on approximately 227 acres of privately-owned land. The proposed project would connect to the existing North Brawley Geothermal Power Plant substation located southwest of the project site via an approximately 1.8-mile long aboveground 92 kilovolt generation tie line. The County Land Use Ordinance, Division 17, includes the Renewable Energy (RE) Overlay Zone, which authorizes the development and operation of renewable energy projects with an approved conditional use permit (CUP). CUP applications proposed for specific renewable energy projects not located in the RE Overlay Zone would not be allowed without an amendment to the RE Overlay Zone. Implementation of the project requires an amendment to the County’s General Plan Renewable Energy and Transmission Element, Zone Change, and approval of a CUP, and Water Supply Assessment.
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