Goleta Energy Storage Project Draft MND


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Goleta
Document Title
Goleta Energy Storage Project Draft MND
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
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

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


Santa Barbara
Southern California
Cross Streets
Cortona Drive and Hollister Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
Goleta Union School District
Goleta Slough Watershed
4 N
29 W

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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
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


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