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Power Butte Solar Overlay Zone Public Workshops Scheduled

Workshops set for June 10, 2015 in Oroville and June 11, 2015 in Chico.

Monday, June 01, 2015/Categories: News & Announcements

Development Services has set two upcoming public workshops for the Power Butte Solar Overlay Zone program.  Power Butte is a Butte County initiative meant to encourage renewable energy and to support the County’s General Plan and Climate Action Plan.  The purpose of the public workshops are to initiate a community discussion about the future of large scale solar energy development in the unincorporated area of Butte County, and to introduce the Power Butte Solar Energy Overlay Zone program.

Two workshops are scheduled in Oroville and Chico as follows:

June 10, 2015, 5:30 PM
Southside Community Center
2959 Lower Wyandotte Road

June 11, 2015, 5:30 PM
Lakeside Pavilion
2565 California Park Drive

Large scale solar energy facilities are defined as facilities ranging in size from ten to potentially several hundred acres.  The public workshops will help to engage, educate, and learn from the public about the context for, and tradeoffs with, the promotion of large scale solar energy in Butte County.  Butte County staff and consultants will help facilitate this community discussion.

The public is invited to attend either of these public workshops to learn more about the Power Butte: Solar Overlay Zone program.  The Power Butte: Solar Overlay Zone program will:

  • Identify, through a land use zone, optimum sites for large scale solar energy facilities;
  • Simplify permitting processes for large scale solar energy facilities;
  • Protect valuable farmland, sensitive habitats, and natural resources;
  • Encourage large scale solar energy facilities, critical components of a diversified and flexible modern energy system;
  • Improve the environment and Butte County’s quality of life; and
  • Help the County and State meet ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets and green energy production goals.

For information on the Power Butte: Solar Overlay Zone program, visit

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