Northland Power Independence, LLC proposes to construct and operate a photovoltaic (PV) power plant located approximately 5 miles east of Independence. The proposed project will generate about 200 megawatts of power and has a useful life of 35 years. The plant will consist primarily of PV panels. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2014, with operations beginning later that year. Access to the project site will be via Mazourka Canyon Road.
The applicant is requesting a General Plan Amendment, Zone Reclassification, and Renewable Energy Development Agreement