Project #U-19-033, VESI 10, LLC, Tierra Buena Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020060432
Lead Agency
Sutter County
Document Title
Project #U-19-033, VESI 10, LLC, Tierra Buena Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
Viridity Energy Solutions, Inc. (VESI) 10, LLC
Present Land Use
Agriculture (AG) / Agriculture-20 (AG-20)

Document Description
VESI 10, LLC, proposes to construct a battery energy storage system facility consisting of a battery electrical storage system (BESS) that would store 5 megawatts (MW) or 20 MW hours of electricity for dispatch into the local Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) grid via the existing adjacent PG&E Pease Road power substation. The proposed BESS facility will connect to the adjacent PG&E electric power distribution line which would both provide energy to recharge the battery storage system as well as dispatch energy generated by the battery storage system. The proposed BESS facility will be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with gas-fired power generation facilities by storing energy during off-peak hours (lower energy usage/demand times) and dispatching this energy on an as-needed basis during peak demand hours. The BESS facility is responding to California Public Utilities Commission Resolution E-4909 authorizing PG&E to procure energy storage to address local deficiencies and ensure local reliability.

Contact Information
Casey Murray
Sutter County Development Services Department
1130 Civic Center Blvd.
Yuba City, CA 95993

Phone : (530) 822-7400 ext. 245
Fax : (530) 822-7109
cmurray@co.sutter.ca.us

Location

Coordinates
39°10'23"N 121°39'43"W
Counties
Sutter
Regions
Countywide Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Tierra Buena Road and Pease Road
Zip
95993
Total Acres
0.32
Parcel #
10-250-060
State Highways
99
Railways
Union Pacific
Airports
None
Schools
Butte Vista, Tierra Buena, Nuestro Elementary Schools
Waterways
None
Township
15 N
Range
3 E
Section
5
Base
M.D.B.&M
Other Location Info
Street Address 3025 Tierra Buena Road, Yuba City, CA 95993; located approximately 325 feet north of the Pease Road and Tierra Buena Road intersection on the east side of Tierra Buena Road.
Other Information
Unincorporated area of Sutter County

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power (Battery electrical storage system)(5 megawatts Watts)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

Attachments

Environmental Document
APPENDIX A MND_06142020   PDF 82 K Project _U-19-033_Tierra Buena BESS_Initial Study_Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration_06182020   PDF 118581 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal_06172020   PDF 579 K U-19-033 notice of intent   PDF 60 K
NOC
NOC_filled out_061772020   PDF 613 K

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