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Tule Wind Energy Project

The following diagram shows the current progress for this proposed project with links to applicable project-related documents. The colored bar in the center indicates the items that have been completed or are currently underway.


Federal Coordination Process

- Right-of-Way Grant

 Record of Decision -  
  Notification of Final EIS

  Publication of Final EIS -

  - Public Comment Period
Notice of Availability of Draft EIS -  
Notice of Intent -  

Project Vitals

Location: McCain Valley in eastern San Diego County, approximately 60 miles east of San Diego, near Boulevard, CA

Electricity Production Capacity: 186 megawatts

Company: Iberdrola Renewables, Inc.

Acreage: 12,239 acres of public lands

Status: Right of Way Grant issued April 10, 2012.

Electrical Transmission Connection: The project would deliver power through the project substation by a 138-kilovolt transmission line to run south to an interconnection with the proposed San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Boulevard Substation.

Company's Expected Benefit: The project would produce enough electricity to power up to 65,000 homes

Public Comments

During the 70-day public review period, more than 200 comment letters were received on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR). These comment letters and corresponding responses are presented chronologically and organized in the following categories:

A. Federal agencies and officials
B. State and local agencies and officials
C. Native American tribes
D. Community groups, non-profit organizations, and private organizations
E. The applicants
F. Individuals
G. Form letters

View received comments

Public Meetings and Hearings

The BLM and CPUC held two joint public informational workshop meetings on the project.

The meetings were held at the following dates, times and locations:

1/26/11, 7p.m., Jacumba Highland Center, 44681 Old Highway 80, Jacumba, CA
2/2/11, 7p.m., Boulevard Volunteer Fire Department, 39223 Highway 94, Boulevard, CA

Two scoping meetings were also held to solicit public comment on issues, concerns, potential impacts, alternatives, and mitigation measures to be considered in the preparation of the draft EIS/EIR.

The meetings were held at the following dates, times and locations:

1/27/10, 7p.m., Jacumba Highland Center, 44681 Old Highway 80, Jacumba, CA
1/28/10, 7p.m., Boulevard Volunteer Fire Department, 39223 Highway 94, Boulevard, CA

For more information or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact R. Brian Paul at (760) 337-4445.

Construction Documents

Tule Wind Energy Facility Project

Authorization Documents

Tule Ridgeline Record of Decision
Reduced Ridgeline Component of the 
Tule Wind Project
Amended Record of Decision
Amended Documentation of NEPA Adequacy
Notice to Proceed, 9/17/12
Right of Way Grant
pdf; 4.5Mb
Record of Decision
pdf; 4.1Mb
Appendix A
Biological Opinion; 1.2Mb
Appendix B
Memorandum of Agreement; 0.1Mb
Appendix C
Adopted Mitigation Measures; 0.6Mb
Appendix D
Environmental and Construction Compliance Monitoring Plan; 1.9Mb


The FEIS/EIR is located on the State of California Public Utilities Commission website.


The DEIS/DEIR is located on the State of California Public Utilities Commission website.

Related Documents (*.pdf)

Tule Wind Biological Opinion  
9/2/11; 1.1Mb

MET Tower Installation EA  
3/18/10; 5.3Mb

Project Location Map  
10/03/11; 0.1Mb

Related Links

BLM CDD Renewable Energy
Understanding the NEPA Process

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