(Guidelines were recently amended)...They were for the Public Benefit Program for use with Solar Power Plants in Imperial County.
These amendments are in addition to the ones approved in May, 2023. The new amendments include; $600 per farmland project acre, as defined by the Imperial County General Plan- Agricultural Element and in production in the last ten years. $450 per non-farmland project acre for the life of the project. Costs associated with the per acre payment shall be annually adjusted to add a fixed Consumer Price Index increase of 2.5%. The County of Imperial will administer the Public Service Benefit Funds. A resolution will come back before the Board of Supervisors formalizing the new amendments within the bylaws and establishing a single Advisory Committee.