The proposed Avalon Wind Project is situated on approximately 7,369 acres of privately owned land in the eastern portion of Kern County. The project area is primarily located north of Backus Road and east and west of Tehachapi Willow Springs Road in the Mojave Desert, Kern County.
The proposed project consists of up to 127 wind turbines collectively having the capacity to produce up to 300 MW of power. The energy generated by Avalon Wind, has the potential to offset CO2 emissions by up to 436,114 metric tons and power up to 85,166 homes.
Avalon Wind Project will connect into the 230kV transmission line that is currently under construction for EDF Renewable Energy’s Catalina Solar and Pacific Wind Energy Projects, ultimately connecting to the SCE Whirlwind Substation located at the corner of Rosamond Avenue and 170th Avenue.
Conceptual layouts were used during the permitting phase to demonstrate compliance with environmental and local regulations. Final placement of project facilities including but not limited to turbines, collection lines, roads, and lay down yards, are dependent upon, and will be decided after the completion of the environmental studies and site condition analyses.
EDF Renewable Energy has received county approval of the conditional use permit, zoning changes and general plan amendments as well as the certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) compliant with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).