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
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
Imperial County
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (442) 265-1746


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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (85,000 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 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


Environmental Document
maps   PDF 3639 K project   PDF 2959 K
nop letter   PDF 1411 K
State Comments
caltrans   PDF 332 K

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