Facilities

The Obsidian Solar Center is a proposed solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 400 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 3,921 acres. The applicant is requesting EFSC approval for two proposed facility scenarios. One is a solar PV without battery storage (PV only), and the other is solar PV with battery storage [dispersed or centralized] (PV plus storage).

Proposed. The Department received the Notice of Intent to apply for a Site Certificate on January 16, 2018, and issued a public notice on February 7, 2018. An informational meeting was held in Silver Lake on March 6, 2018. The Project Order was issued on May 24, 2018. The Department received the Preliminary Application for Site Certificate (pASC) on September 20, 2018. The pASC is available below.

Lake County, approximately eight miles northwest of Christmas Valley. PDF Maps | Online Map
Applicant/Certificate holder: Obsidian Solar Center, LLC
ODOE contact: Kellen Tardaewether
Applicant/Certificate holder contact: Michelle Slater
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Project Timeline

  
Description
  
Notice of Intent
01/16/2018
05/24/2018
Preliminary Application for Site Certificate
09/25/2018
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Exhibit Files Reference

  • Exhibit A: Applicant Information 
  • Exhibit B: Project Description
  • Exhibit C: Property Location and Maps
  • Exhibit D: Organizational Information
  • Exhibit E​: Permits Required
  • Exhibit F: Property Ownership 
  • Exhibit G: Materials Analysis
  • Exhibit H: Geology and Soil Stability 
  • Exhibit I: Soils
  • Exhibit J: Wetlands
  • Exhibit K: Land Use
  • Exhibit L: Protected Areas
  • Exhibit M: Financial Analysis
  • Exhibit N​: Non-generating Facility Information
  • Exhibit O: Water Requirements
  • Exhibit P: Fish Wildlife Habitat 
  • Exhibit Q: Threatened and Endangered Plants and Animals
  • Exhibit R: Scenic Aesthetic Values 
  • Exhibit S: Cultural Resources
  • Exhibit T: Recreational Facilities 
  • Exhibit U: Public Services
  • Exhibit V​: Waste Minimization 
  • Exhibit W: Site Restoration
  • Exhibit X: Noise 
  • Exhibit Y: Carbon Dioxide Emissions 
  • Exhibit Z: Cooling Towers  
  • Exhibit AA: EMFs – Electric and Magnetic Fields
  • Exhibit BB: Other Information
  • Exhibit CC: Additional Statutes Rules Ordinances
  • Exhibit DD​: Other Specific Standards