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RE Cinco Gen-Tie Project (CACA 53735) 

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 Grants -  
  - Decision Record

  Finding of No Significant Impact -

  - Public Comment Period
Environmental Assessment -  

Project Vitals

Proposed Location: Approximately 11 miles north of Mohave, CA

Technology: 260 kilovolt transmission generation tie-in from a (private land) 60 megawatt solar photovoltaic power generation facility to the LADWP Barren Ridge Switch Yard.

Company: RE Barren Ridge Solar 1 LLC, a subsidiary of Recurrent Energy LLC.

Length: 2 to 4 mile alternatives were considered.

Status:  FONSI and DR signed. ROW pending.

Company's Expected Benefit: Connection to the grid for electricity generated by the associated 60 megawatt photovoltaic project.

Decision Record

Decision Record Document
Finding of No Significant Impact Document
Environmental Assessment
Environmental Assessment
Sections 1 through 7
Appendix A- Scoping Letters 
Appendix B- Alternative 2 Maps
Appendix C- Air Quality Technical Studies
Appendix D- Biological Resources Technical Studies
  Part 1
  Part 2
  Part 3
  Part 4
Appendix E- Cultural Resources Technical Studies
Appendix F- Paleontological Resources Technical Studies
Appendix G- Army Corps of Engineers Jurisdictional Determination
Appendix H- Visual Resources Assessment

Draft Plan Of Development

RE Cinco Gen-Tie Project Draft
Location Map
Revised Alternative Map