Loading...
You are here:  Home  > 
Warning: Use of undefined constant single - assumed 'single' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 38

Warning: Use of undefined constant ai1ec_event - assumed 'ai1ec_event' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 38

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 38

Warning: Use of undefined constant single - assumed 'single' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 54

Warning: Use of undefined constant ai1ec_event - assumed 'ai1ec_event' (this will throw an Error in a future version of PHP) in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 54

Warning: A non-numeric value encountered in /home/customer/www/thevistapress.com/public_html/wp-content/themes/dailypress/include/breadcrumbs.php on line 54
Calendar >  Why Battery Storage Plant Between Escondido & San Marcos Has Some Residents Upset

Why Battery Storage Plant Between Escondido & San Marcos Has Some Residents Upset

By   /  April 2, 2024  /  No Comments

    Print    

The Seguro Energy Storage project could power 240,000 homes for up to four hours, but it’s proving to be a hard sell for those who live nearby.

A renewable energy company that wants to construct a battery storage project between San Marcos and Escondido has scaled back the footprint of the proposed facility — but judging from reaction at a recent public meeting, many homeowners in the area still don’t want it built.

Officials at AES, a global Fortune 500 energy company, say the 22.5-acre site for the Seguro Energy Storage Project is located in a prime parcel of private land. It’s close to an existing San Diego Gas & Electric substation so the project in Eden Valley can feed into the state’s power system without requiring miles of overhead transmission lines.

The company hosted a workshop on March 21 at the city hall complex in San Marcos and announced the battery storage system would generate 320 megawatts and 1,280 megawatt-hours of electricity that would flow to California’s grid. That’s 20 percent smaller than the original proposal that called for 400 megawatts and 1,600 megawatt-hours of storage capacity.

The project’s potential location southwest of the junction of state Route 78 and Interstate 15, off Country Club Drive. The Seguro proposal will be reviewed by government and regulatory agencies under the California Environmental Quality Act, known as CEQA. San Diego County is in the process of conducting an environmental impact report before going to the county’s Planning Commission. If approved, AES plans to have the project up and running by late 2026.

Reprinted from Sa Diego Union Tribune

Read more – BY ROB NIKOLEWSKI MARCH 29, 2024

    Print    

Do you want more news like this? We're supported by our subscribers and readers!

About the author

Founder

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You might also like...

Supervisor Jim Desmond

Read More →