Pacific Wind Energy Project Wind Turbines
Pacific Wind Energy Project
Kern County, CA
The Pacific Wind Energy Project was energized in fall 2012. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. prepared an Entitlement Package and technical reports including air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, noise, and visual resources in support of the project and served as a peer reviewer for the EIR for this 151- MW project on approximately 9,576 acres in Kern County. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. implemented the Mitigation Monitoring Plan and permitting related to preconstruction, construction, and postconstruction. Preconstruction surveys included desert tortoise and Mohave ground squirrel, sweep surveys for special-status species, nesting surveys, and cultural resources surveys. Sapphos Environmental, Inc. also prepared three addenda to the EIR to address project refinements including the addition of approximately 1,200 acres to the project property.