Moss Landing 1200 MW Battery Energy Storage System (Phase 2)

Subsequent to successfully obtaining the permits for Phase 1, EMC Planning Group assisted Vistra Energy Corporation again with the coastal development permit application process to construct Phase 2, which consists for four new buildings, each with an independent 300 MW battery energy storage system at the Moss Landing Power Plant. The 1st of four buildings has been constructed and is now operational.

EMC Planning Group prepared the application package, which included the existing setting, site history, application forms, a set of plans, a construction management plan, technical reports (water supply assessment, archaeological report, biological assessment, traffic analysis, noise analysis report), documentation requested through consultation with various County departments and other agencies, and an analysis of the project’s consistency with applicable policies in the Monterey County General Plan and the North Monterey County Local Coastal Program.

Subsequent to obtaining the coastal development permit, EMC Planning Group developed and implemented a Worker Environmental Awareness Program (WEAP) for Santa Cruz long-toed salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum) and California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense), which was required by the County as a condition of project approval. A no disturbance buffer area for protecting these special-status species during construction was established and reports to the County on the implementation of these protection measures were prepared and submitted.