Goleta Energy Storage Project Draft MND

Summary

SCH Number
2021060439
Lead Agency
City of Goleta
Document Title
Goleta Energy Storage Project Draft MND
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
A 60,068 sq. ft. research and development building and associated parking and landscaping are located on the southern portion of the project site (6868 Cortona Drive). A plant nursery, 3,218 sq. ft. shed, and paved parking used by the existing research and development building are located in the northern portion of the project site (6864 Cortona Drive).
Document Description
The project includes a new 60 mega-watt lithium ion Energy Storage Facility. The applications associated with the proposal include a Tentative Parcel Map, Conditional Use Permit, a Development Plan, and a Development Plan Amendment Proposed Conditional Use Permit and Development Plan for the development and operation of a 60-megawatt lithium-ion battery energy facility containing energy storage cabinets (Megapacks) manufactured by Tesla along with supporting equipment such as transformers, inverters and other electrical distribution equipment. Each megapack has pre-installed energy storage components that are contained in a steel cabinet enclosure. The current design includes the installation of up to 62 Megapacks. The project also includes an on-site electrical substation with a transformer, and the construction of an underground connection (tie line) to the existing SCE Isla Vista substation located west of and adjacent to Storke Road, approximately 300 feet west of the project site.

Contact Information

Name
Kathy Allen
Agency Name
City of Goleta
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Goleta
Counties
Santa Barbara
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Cortona Drive and Hollister Road
Zip
93117
Total Acres
5.88
Parcel #
073-140-027
State Highways
California
Railways
Union Pacific Railroad
Airports
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Schools
Goleta Union School District
Waterways
Goleta Slough Watershed
Township
4 N
Range
29 W
Section
00
Base
SB

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Energy Storage)(Megawatts 60)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit, Land Division (Subdivision, etc.)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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

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