Caballero CA Storage, LLC, Conditional Use Permit, ED23-018 / DRC2019-00258


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Caballero CA Storage, LLC, Conditional Use Permit, ED23-018 / DRC2019-00258
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Rural Lands
Document Description
Hearing to consider a request by Caballero CA Storage, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit (DRC2019-00258) to allow the construction of a 100-megawatt (MW), or 400 MW hours, Battery Energy Storage System (BESS). The proposed project would include BESS container units to house battery banks and store electricity for dispatch into the local Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) grid via the existing PG&E Mesa Substation. At full buildout, the project would consist of 68 BESS 5.882 MWh BESS containers, 34 2.968 MW inverters, and 34 3.3 Megavolt amperes (MVA) pad-mounted transformers. The project will disturb approximately 6-acres on an approximately 20.4-acre parcel located at 650 and 696 Joshua Street, approximately 1000 feet west of Highway 101 and 1.5 miles south of the community of Nipomo within the South County Planning Area and South County Inland Sub Area. Additional project information can be found at:

Contact Information

Eric Hughes
Agency Name
County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department
Job Title
Principal Environmental Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

James Diven
Agency Name
Origis Energy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
Joshua St and Orchard Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Highway 101
Santa Maria River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), 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 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, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Battery Energy Storage System)(Megawatts 100)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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