The Imperial County Planning & Development Services Department will continue working normal business hours but the main office (southern lobby) and annexation building are closed to the general public effective immediately. The northern entrance (off Main Street) will be accessible to submit or receive permits. Click here to read our full notice.

Renewable Energy & Transmission Element

The Renewable Energy and Transmission Element contains the latest knowledge about local geothermal resources, current development technology, and County, State, and Federal policy regarding the exploration, development, and transmission of geothermal energy. The Renewable Energy and Transmission Element is an optional Element of the Imperial County General Plan as permitted by Section 65303 of the California Government Code. The purpose of the Renewable Energy and Transmission Element is to provide a comprehensive document that contains the latest knowledge about the resource, workable development technology, legal requirements, policy (County, State, and Federal), and implementation measures. The Element provides a framework for review and approval of renewable projects in the County.

For the full document, Click Here.

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For information on the Geothermal Alternative Energy & Transmission Element Update, Click Here.

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