Gonzales Municipal Electric Utility Microgrid Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Gonzales
Document Title
Gonzales Municipal Electric Utility Microgrid Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
city wastewater treatment plan, retention pond, and vacant industrial land
Document Description
The GMEU and Bodega Microgrid, LLC are partnering to build the GMEU Microgrid Project. The GMEU will be responsible for installing the electric power distribution system (i.e., overhead and trenched power lines) in Gonzales and County of Monterey road rights-of-way. Bodega Microgrid will be responsible for building the power generation (solar panels) infrastructure at 195 Katherine Street (a City owned retention pond) and 400 Short Road (the Gonzales Wastewater Treatment Facility), and will also build the electric power substation, electric power battery storage facility, and the command-and-control system that is appurtenant to electric power infrastructure. The project will provide power to the Gonzales Agricultural Industrial Business Park and will also connect to the regional power grid operated by California Independent Systems Operators (CAISO)/Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) that traverses the City of Gonzales. The project site is not included on a list of hazardous materials sites compiled pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.

Contact Information

Matthew Sundt
Agency Name
City of Gonzales, Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #
223-081-017, 223-081-009, 216-032-011, 216-032-001, 223-011-028, 223-061-017, 223-061-020,

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Highway Patrol (CHP)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Development Types
Other (Solar power generation, power lines, sub-transmission station ), Power:Solar (Solar power generation, power lines, sub-transmission station )(Megawatts 35), Power:Electric Transmission Lines (Solar power generation, power lines, sub-transmission station )(Megawatts 35), Power:Other Power Type (electric power storage)(Megawatts 35)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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