Le Conte Battery Energy Storage Project

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Le Conte Battery Energy Storage Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
no present land use, solar operation nearby/A-2/Ag designation
Document Description
The proposed project is a Battery Energy Storage System with up to 125 MW of electrical interconnection and transmission capacity on land entirely within the boundary of the existing CSE site. This proposed BESS represents a complementary use to capacity on land entirely within the boundary of the existing CSE site. The existing CSE facility, was approved in December 2011 by the County of Imperial Board of Supervisors upon certification of a Final EIR (SCH #2010111056) for the Centinela Solar Energy Project (2011 FEIR); approval of a CUP (CUP 10-0007) to construct and operate a 275 MW project on parcels zoned for agriculture (i.e., A-2, A-2-R and A-3); approval of a Variance (V11-0003) to allow the transmission towers to exceed the 120-ft height limit within the A-2-R and A-3 zones; and approval of other associated discretionary actions.

Contact Information

Jim Minnick
Agency Name
Imperial County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
US Hwy 98 & Brockman Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
052-190-041, -010
State Highways
16, 17

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT)
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 85,000)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation


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