Renewable energy developed with the highest standards
Baldy Mesa is a solar+battery storage project located in the city of Adelanto, in San Bernardino County, California. The Baldy Mesa project was developed by AES and will be owned and operated by AES.
About the Baldy Mesa Solar+Storage Project
- 150 MW solar +75 MW battery energy storage project
- Located on approximately 1,000 acres of privately owned land north of El Mirage Rd, in Adelanto, California
- Power generated by the project will be delivered to the power grid via a 5-mile transmission line connected to the Southern California Edison’s Roadway Substation in Adelanto
- Energy storage enables clean energy generated during the day to be used at night or in periods of high demand
- Project will offset equivalent of approximately 300K tons of carbon emissions annually
Visual simulation of the Baldy Mesa solar+storage project
Looking northwest from El Mirage Road and Richardson Road, in Adelanto
Environmental review and permitting
Multiple environmental, cultural, and siting studies have been prepared for the Baldy-Mesa project. The project has been reviewed under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which included opportunities for public comment. The City of Adelanto adopted a Mitigated Negative Declaration and granted a Conditional Use Permit for the project in November 2020 for the project to move forward.
These studies and reviews concluded that the project will not create any significant environmental impacts. The project will not impact public land, recreational opportunities, scenic resources, or city resources. Once operational, the project will use very little water and will not produce any air pollution or emissions.