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File #: PC 20-013    Name: PLN180371 - PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (ELKHORN BATTERY STORAGE FACILITY)
Type: Planning Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/14/2020 In control: Monterey County Planning Commission
On agenda: 2/26/2020 Final action:
Title: PLN180371 - PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (ELKHORN BATTERY STORAGE FACILITY) Public hearing to consider approving installation of a new battery energy storage system consisting of approximately 270 manufactured battery storage units with a capacity of up to 730 megawatt hours (MWh) and associated improvements for connection to existing power transmission facilities on 4.5 acres of land at the PG&E substation in Moss Landing. Project Location: 7251 Highway 1, Moss Landing, North County Land Use Plan, Moss Landing Community Plan, Coastal Zone Proposed CEQA action: Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A – Project Data Sheet, 2. Staff Report, 3. Exhibit B - Discussion draft, 4. Exhibit C - Draft Resolution, 5. Exhibit D – Vicinity Map, 6. Exhibit E – Initial Study & Mitigated Negative Declaration, 7. Exhibit F – Comments on Initial Study & Mitigated Negative Declaration, 8. Exhibit G – North County LUAC Minutes, 9. Exhibit H – Biological Report (LIB180417), 10. Exhibit I – Construction Management Plan
Title
PLN180371 - PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC CO (ELKHORN BATTERY STORAGE FACILITY)
Public hearing to consider approving installation of a new battery energy storage system consisting of approximately 270 manufactured battery storage units with a capacity of up to 730 megawatt hours (MWh) and associated improvements for connection to existing power transmission facilities on 4.5 acres of land at the PG&E substation in Moss Landing.
Project Location: 7251 Highway 1, Moss Landing, North County Land Use Plan, Moss Landing Community Plan, Coastal Zone
Proposed CEQA action: Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Planning Commission adopt a resolution to:
1. Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration;
2. Approve a Combined Development Permit consisting of a:
a. Coastal Administrative Permit for the installation of a battery storage system and associated PG&E switchgear and equipment on approximately 4.5 acres of land within the existing Moss Landing Substation;
b. Coastal Development Permit for development within 750 feet of a known archaeological site;
c. Coastal Development Permit for development within 100 feet of environmentally sensitive habitat area; and
3. Adopt a Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
The attached draft resolution includes findings and evidence for consideration (Exhibit C). Staff recommends approval of the project subject to twenty-six (15) conditions of approval and ten (10) mitigation measures.

PROJECT INFORMATION:
Agent: Molly Sandomire
Owner: Pacific Gas & Electric
APN: 133-181-010-000
Zoning: HI (CZ)
Parcel Size: 147.77 acres
Plan Area: North County Land Use Plan, Moss Landing Community
Plan, Coastal Zone
Flagged and Staked: No


SUMMARY:
The subject property is 147.77 acres in size, 42 acres of which is comprised of PG&E's Moss Landing Substation facility. The PG&E substation is located north of the Dynegy Moss Landing property which is the property containing the iconic Moss Landi...

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