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Albert Lopez
Planning Director

Current Development Projects

Sand Hill Wind Project - Application No. PLN2013-13, by Ogin, Inc./New Dimension Energy Company, LLC (formerly FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp.)

FloDesign Wind Turbine Corporation (later renamed as Ogin, Inc.) applied in early 2013 for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for the repowering (i.e., removal and replacement) of 70-80 existing wind turbines equivalent to 4 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity with 40 shrouded wind turbines (a new wind turbine technology, also referred to as mixer-ejector wind turbines or MEWTs) with a combined generating capacity of 4 MWs, to assess the functionality of the new turbine design and the extent to which it could reduce impacts on birds and bats compared to the existing turbines. The project includes an avian impact validation study funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission. The CUP application is for only the 40 shrouded turbines; however, the impacts of future repowering of an additional 30 MW of existing turbines and generating capacity has been evaluated on a programmatic basis in the EIR.

Upcoming meetings

Public Hearing

A public hearing before the East County Board of Zoning Adjustments will be held to consider the approval of Sand Hill Wind Project and certify the Environmental Impact Report. All persons interested in the matter may appear and be heard at this meeting. Notices for this Public Hearing for the Project and the Environmental Impact Report will be published here and will also be mailed to known interested parties and organizations. The public hearing is scheduled at the following time and place:

Meeting of the East County Board of Zoning Adjustments
City of Pleasanton, City Council Chambers
200 Old Bernal Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Thursday, March 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hearing Documents

CEQA Documents

Final Environmental Impact Report

Draft Environmental Impact Report

Sand Hill Wind Project - Appendices

Staff Contacts

Sandra Rivera, Assistant Deputy Director
(510) 670-6526

Andrew Young, Project Planner
(510) 670-5400

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