Valley Center Energy Storage

PDS2020-STP-20-011; PDSXXXX-HLP-XXX; PDS2020-ER-20-08-005

The proposed project, Valley Center Energy Storage, consists of a Site Plan (STP) to construct a battery energy storage system (BESS) facility capable of delivering 140-megawatts (MW) for a 4-hour period and associated improvements (Project). Project improvements include a private road and utility easement, generation tie line (gen-tie line), fire hydrant, security lighting, 8-foot tall vinyl wall, and a stormwater basin. The Project site would be located on an 8.9-acre parcel at 29523 Valley Center Road in the Valley Center Community Planning area of the County of San Diego. Access would be provided through a 60-foot private road and utility easement located off Valley Center Road. Grading for the Project would be balanced onsite, requiring the even cut and fill of approximately 4,470 cubic yards of material. The Project is anticipated to begin construction in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is anticipated to be in operation by August 1, 2021. The Project would be un-manned during operations, with no buildings or parking areas. Daily operations, monitoring, and dispatching would occur remotely. The Project site is subject to the Village General Plan Regional Category, Land Use Designation, Medium Impact Industrial. Zoning for the site is Impact Industrial use regulation of the County Zoning Ordinance. The Project is consistent with the land use designations of the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance.

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Project Contact: Regina Ochoa | | (858) 495-5338


PUBLIC REVIEW (June 25, 2020 - August 10, 2020)