Morro Bay Battery Energy Storage System Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Morro Bay
Document Title
Morro Bay Battery Energy Storage System Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Visitor Serving Commercial with a Mixed-Use Residential Overlay
Document Description
The project includes three components (1) construction and operation of a 600-MW Battery Energy Storage System facility (BESS Facility), (2) demolition and removal of the existing Morro Bay Power Plant building and stacks, and (3) adoption of a Master Plan. The BESS Facility would be constructed on a 21-acre portion of the Project Site and would consist of three two-story buildings with a total building area of 91,000 sq ft. Infrastructure to support the BESS Facility would include power conversion systems, substations, and tie-ins to the existing Pacific Gas and Electric substation adjacent to the project site. The project also includes demolition and removal of the existing power plant building and stacks and backfill and restoration of the site. A Master Plan would be developed in accordance with the requirements of Plan Morro Bay Policy LU-5.4 which would apply to the entire Power Plant Property and would change the land use designation of the BESS Site from Visitor Serving Commercial to General (Light) Industrial and the zoning from Visitor Serving Commercial (VSC) to Industrial-General (IG).

Contact Information

Cindy Jacinth
Agency Name
City of Morro Bay
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Morro Bay
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Embarcadero Road, Quintana Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Morro Bay High School, Family Partnership Charter
Pacific Ocean

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Industrial (Battery Energy Storage System Facility)(Sq. Ft. 273000, Acres 24, Employees 15)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Master Plan, Site Plan, Rezone, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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