Orni 34 LLC Local Grid Resiliency Project Battery Energy Storage Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Orni 34 LLC Local Grid Resiliency Project Battery Energy Storage Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agriculture/AG-1-10/A-I Agriculture
Document Description
The Vallecito BESS would be installed on a 15,120 sq. ft. concrete pad and consist of 15 self-contained energy storage and management cabinets called Mega packs, four transformers, and controls and switchgear. Each Megapack unit would be approximately 8.75 feet in height and would hold 17 battery modules. A liquid thermal cooling system would be integrated into the Megapacks to cool the batteries and power electronics and the Megapacks are designed to limit or eliminate the spread of fire from one cabinet to another. Access to the BESS pad would be provided from Foothill Road, an existing paved private road, and a proposed new 16-foot wide driveway with a chain Jink gate. Total grading, including the new access driveway would be about 2,100 cubic yards of cut and 150 cubic yards of fill. The BESS would connect to the existing SCE grid via an underground power line to one new 45-foot-tall composite or wood power pole to be installed approximately 15 feet north of an existing power pole on the southeastern parcel boundary.

Contact Information

Errin Briggs
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Orni 34 LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Linden Ave., State Highway 192
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Carpinteria High School

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 15,120, Acres 1)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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