PowerButte is the face of Butte County’s commitment to encourage renewable energy and to support its General Plan and Climate Action Plan. Here, you will find information on the Butte Utility-Scale Solar Guide, and ongoing efforts to prepare Butte County for climate change impacts. PowerButte is your online source of information on innovative programs that are helping to make Butte County A Place for Clean Energy.
Utility Scale Solar Guide eBinder

This is where we will keep track of our process for the development of the PowerButte Utility Scale Solar Guide.  Note that some information refers to the Solar Overlay Zone.  Based upon public comment and direction from the Board of Supervisors on December 6, 2016, this approach was changed to the Utility Scale Solar Guide project currently under consideration.  The culmination of this process is reflected in the Draft Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide, reviewed by the Planning Commission on August 10, 2017, and approved by the Board of Supervisors on September 26, 2017.

August 15, 2017 -Draft Butte Utility Scale Solar Guide

August 8, 2017 - Staff Report for August 10, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting

December 6, 2016 -Staff Report for December 6, 2016 Board of Supervisor Meeting

November 4, 2016 -Staff Report for November 10, 2016 Planning Commission Meeting

September 22, 2016 -Staff Report for September 22, 2016 Planning Commission meeting

August 11, 2016 - Meeting Summary from May 5, May 9 and May 10 Community Meetings

April 07, 2016 - News Release - Upcoming Community Meetings to be held on Solar Overlay Zone in Chico on May 5, Oroville on May 9 and Butte Valley on May 10. 

October 08, 2015 - Staff and our consultant team are working together to analyze GIS data to develop potential maps for future public discussion.  Please stay tuned...

August 25, 2015 - PowerButte Solar Overlay Presentation to the Board of Supervisors 2015-08-25.pdf | Staff Report

July 30, 2015 - Planning Commission discussion planned for the Solar Overlay

July 10 and 11, 2015 - Public Workshops – June 10 & 11, 2015 | Meeting Notes From Both Workshops

May 29, 2015 - News Release for PowerButte: Solar Overlay Zone