Notice of Preparation (NOP) for an Environmental Impact Report to consider the impacts of Conditional Use Permit No. 18-0001 & Public Use Permit No. 18-0001.
See the links below to access documents related to the NOP.
Notice of Preparation
The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from May 11, 2018 to June 11, 2018.
A public scoping session will be held to accept comments from responsible agencies and the public about the scope and content of the EIR on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 1:30 p.m., at 77-588 El Duna Court, Suite H., Palm Desert, CA 92211.
PROJECT SUMMARY: IP Athos, LLC (“Applicant”), a subsidiary of Intersect Power, proposes to construct, operate, and decommission the Athos Renewable Energy Project, which includes a large scale solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical generating and storage facility and associated infrastructure to generate and deliver renewable electricity to the statewide electricity transmission grid. The proposed Project, a PV solar power plant and 11-mile-long 220 kV gen-tie transmission line, would be located on approximately 3,400 acres across 7 non-contiguous groups of parcels northeast of the community of Desert Center. The Project would consist of a solar fields, inverters, powerlines, 4 substations, an O&M Building, access roads, telecommunications facilities, and related equipment. The facility would generate and provide storage for 500 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy using PV technology. The power produced by the Project would be conveyed to the statewide power grid via interconnection to the SCE Red Bluff Substation, an existing substation located south of I-10 and approximately 1.1 miles south of the Project area. As part of the Project, the applicant is also seeking to vacate interior roadways and merge contiguous project parcels. Roads along the project perimeter on the solar facility lands would remain dedicated public access.
PROJECT LOCATION: East and West of Rice Road approximately 4 miles north of Interstate 10. South.