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Diablo Energy Storage - Notice of Intent
Public Comment Period Now Open
Posted Date: 2/8/2018

Project Name: Diablo Energy Storage
Location: 701 Willow Pass Road, Pittsburg, CA 94565 (APN: 085-280-010)
Application No.: AP-17-1270 (UP, DR, RZ, DA)
NOI File Date: February 9, 2018

Notice of Intent (NOI) to consider adoption of a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND)


Comment Period Extended to March 23, 2018 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Pittsburg finds that no significant effect on the environment, as prescribed by the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 (CEQA), as amended, will occur for the proposed Diablo Energy Storage Project, as described below.  Please follow the link above for a downloadable copy of the full Initial Study.

Project Description: This is a request for approval of: 1) an amendment to the existing ‘Empire Business Park Overlay’ zoning district (Ordinance Nos. 07-1284 and 04-1214; 2) a use permit; and 3) design review of plans to establish a battery storage project on a currently vacant site. The purpose of the proposed development is to reliably receive, store and discharge electric energy from the California Independent System Operator-controlled electric grid, including renewable energy produced by existing solar and wind resources in the region. The project would consist of up to three buildings (each 60,000 square feet) constructed on a graded and vacant approximately 12 acre site, representing a portion of the property designated as the 35 acre Empire Business park. The buildings would house advanced energy storage equipment including inverters, transformers and a small onsite electric substation. The facility would be connected via a new electric tie-in line to the existing Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Pittsburg Substation located approximately 0.6 mile north of the site. Three alternative routes are under consideration for the tie-in line to the PG&E Substation. The facility would be unoccupied and is designed for full remote operation.

Project Location: 701 Willow Pass Road, Pittsburg, CA. 94565 (Assessor’s Parcel No. 085-280-010)