The Centinela Solar Energy Project is a proposal to build a 275-megawatt solar photovoltaic energy facility on 2,067 acres of land in unincorporated Imperial County.
The project included two primary components: solar generation equipment and associated facilities on privately owned land; and a 230-kilovolt aboveground, electric transmission lines and associated facilities that will connect the generation facilities with the Imperial Valley Substation. The transmission lines were proposed in a utility corridor located on public land under the jurisdiction of the United States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
The project was analyzed to fulfill the requirements of both CEQA and NEPA. The resulting document was an EIR/EA with the County of Imperial serving as the lead agency for CEQA and the BLM serving as the lead agency for NEPA.
Mr. Grant served as the Project Director overseeing preparation of a combined CEQA/NEPA document for the Centinela Solar Project. Mr. Grant was the main point of contact for the County, the BLM and the Applicant. He participated in meetings with County and BLM staff and attended Airport Land Use Commission Meetings. Ms. Halajian served as Project Manager. In this role she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of document preparation and sub-consultant co-ordination.