Project overview


1 GW solar + up to 1 GW battery energy storage


Enough clean energy to power 467,000 California homes annually


Unincorporated Kern County and California City

Expected project timeline

  • Phase 1 Construction             Q3 2023 – 2025
  • Phase 2 Construction             2024 – 2026


Economic and environmental benefits

We believe in being a good neighbor, ensuring responsible clean energy development that benefits both the environment and local communities without burdening existing infrastructure.


3,200,000 MWh
Carbon-free electricity generated each year, improving air quality and reducing CO2 emissions


Provides local tax revenue to the community and county  


1,000 union jobs
Expected to be created during peak construction, while supporting indirect employment and businesses in the area

Clean energy benefits local communities

  • Long-term tax revenue to local communities and school districts
  • Job creation during construction and operation
  • Local economic stimulus during construction
  • Improved air quality and reduced CO2 emissions
  • Social impact funding to area community organizations and non-profits
  • Non-permanent development and low-impact construction that ensures land can be sensitively restored to pre-project conditions at the end of the project’s life

Best practices in responsible and sustainable development

At AES, safety is our highest priority, and we’ve focused on improving lives for more than 40 years. As a leading innovator in energy solutions, sustainability is core to both our strategy and our culture. We are committed to responsible land use and incorporating sustainable best practices into the entire project lifecycle, contributing to building a domestic circular renewables economy and reducing foreign dependence.

Visual simulations

Photo-realistic simulations provide a visual rendering of the before-and-after conditions of the planned project.


Environmental and technical studies

The project was evaluated for environmental impacts in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act. The project will adhere to all requirements and mitigation measures outlined in the permits for the project.

Partnering with communities for the future of energy

At AES, we understand that our success as a company is only as strong as our partnerships with the communities where we operate. That’s why we partner with communities, customers, state agencies, higher education, elected officials, and other key stakeholders to see how we can best work together to support sustainable social and economic development. AES is proud to be a longtime supporter of community organizations and partnerships in Kern County.

AES is a proud member and partner of

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Phone number: 1-800-396-8481

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