Lease Agreement Between the County of San Diego and SolarStorage


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego County
Document Title
Lease Agreement Between the County of San Diego and SolarStorage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Installation and operation of a 530 kW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) connected to the existing Central Plant of the South Bay Regional Center (SBRC). The BESS consists of a lithium-ion battery storage unit within a 31” x 20” prefabricated enclosure on a concrete pad, located within the SBRC parking lot. Accessory switchgear, transformer, disconnect, metering, communications and conduit will also be installed. Supplementing existing photovoltaic energy systems on site, the BESS will operate 24/7 to provide sustainable energy efficient operations at the SBRC. The lease term is a period of twelve (12) years.

Contact Information

Melanie Tylke
Agency Name
County of San Diego
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Chula Vista
San Diego
Southern California
Cross Streets
500 Third Avenue
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed lease would add new small mechanical equipment, including a battery energy storage system (BESS) to an existing public facility (South Bay Regional Center) that would involve negligible expansion of the existing use on-site. Improvements would be limited to an approximately 620 square-foot area, to be fenced, within an existing disturbed parking lot. Minor trenching and back-fill would be required to install the necessary conduit and utility connections between the BESS, existing PV equipment and the Central Plant.
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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