Westside Canal Battery Storage Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Westside Canal Battery Storage Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Consolidated Edison Development Inc. (CED)
Present Land Use

Document Description
The proposed Westside Canal Battery Storage Project involves the construction and operation of a utility-scale energy storage complex with a capacity of approximately 2,000 MW on approximately 163.32- acres of land owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Imperial Irrigation District (IID), and private landowners. The proposed project will be constructed in 3 – 5 phases over a 10-year period with each phase ranging from approximately 25 MW to 400 MW per phase. Assuming a 10-year development period and 30-year operating life of each phase, the expected end date of the project would be 30 years from the construction of the final phase. The proposed project would be comprised of a lithium ion battery and/or flow battery energy storage facility, solar energy facility, a new 230 kV loop-in substation, underground electrical cables, and permanent vehicular access over a proposed bridge to and from the site. The proposed project includes the connection of the proposed on-site substation to the existing Campo Verde Imperial Valley radial transmission line. The power produced and stored by the proposed project would be conveyed to the local grid via a proposed loop-in substation on-site, which will be connected into the existing IID Campo Verde 230-kV Radial gen-tie line that ultimately connects to the Imperial Valley Substation. The project applicant has submitted the necessary Interconnection Request Applications to the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) grid and IID. The proposed project would allow for excess, intermittent renewable energy to be stored and later dispatched back into the electrical grid as firm, reliable generation. The proposed project supports the Southern California bulk electric system by serving as a transmission asset.

Contact Information
David Black
County of Imperial
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (442) 265-1749


32°43'50.59"N 115°42'56.43"W
Countywide Southern California
Cross Streets
Mandrapa Rd and Liebert Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
051-350-010, 051-350-011, 051-350-009, 051-350-019, 051-350-018
Westside Main Canal

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Other Power Type (Battery Energy Storage)(2,000 MW Watts)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Toxic/Hazardous Tribal Cultural Resources Water Quality Water Supply Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 California State Lands Commission Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 11


Environmental Document
C__Users_pmeddaugh_Desktop_Final NOP for CED Westside BES   PDF 1063 K C__Users_pmeddaugh_Desktop_rpt_Westside_Initial_Study_04092020   PDF 11803 K
C__Users_pmeddaugh_Desktop_NOC   PDF 238 K
State Comments
2020040122_Caltrans Comment   PDF 277 K

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