Facilities

The Obsidian Solar Center is an approved solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generation facility with a nominal generating capacity of 400 megawatts, located within a site boundary of approximately 3,921 acres (6.1 sq. miles). The approved facility includes either a solar PV without battery storage (PV only), or a solar PV with 50 MW of battery storage [dispersed or centralized] (PV plus storage). Approved related or supporting facilities include a 34.5 kV electrical collection system, up to four 1-acre collector substations, one 3-acre 115/500 kV step-up substation, 2 miles of 115 kV transmission line, up to 2 O&M building(s); and, SCADA System, approximately 50 miles of internal/perimeter roads, 7-foot tall perimeter fencing.

Approved. The deadline for the Certificate Holder (Obsidian Renewables, LLC, a subsidiary of Obsidian Renewables, LLC, and Lindgren Development, Inc.) to commence construction is February 25, 2025. The certificate holder must complete construction of the facility within three years of the construction commencement date.​

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

  
Additional Documents
  
Notice of Intent


01/16/2018
05/24/2018
Complete Application for Site Certificate
10/30/2019
03/12/2020
02/25/2022
03/25/2022
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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