Notice Of Public Hearing



The Lassen County Planning Commission solicits the aid of public agencies and the general public in consideration of the following item:

Applicant:                        Matt Granderson

Property Owner:          Honey Lake Power Company, LP

File:                                    Use Permit #2021-006

Project:            Proposal for a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on a 5-acre portion of the existing HL Power 30 MW biomass power plant: phase 1 of the project will be 20 MWh, phase 2 will be 100 MWh (total of 120 MWh). The BESS will be composed of modular battery containers; each modular battery container includes electrochemical cells, racking system, BMS control system including software, thermal management, power conversion system, and a fire detection/suppression system. Each modular containers is approximately the size of a 30-foot shipping container designed for railroad transportation. There are approximately 80-120 BESS containers proposed on the 5-acre site. The project will also include a new prefabricated substation for the BESS situated on the northwest corner of the 5-acre project site.

Location:            The project site is located approximately 2.5 miles east of the intersection of Wendel Road and U.S. Highway 395 at 732-025 Wendel Rd.

Zoning:            The subject parcel is zoned E-A-G (Exclusive Agricultural District, Geothermal Combining District) and has an “Intensive Agriculture/Geothermal Development District” land use designation in the Wendel Area Plan, 1987.

A.P.N.:                        119-350-077

Staff Contact:          Matt May, Chief Planner

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this item at 1:15 p.m. p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2021, in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 707 Nevada Street, Susanville, California. All interested persons and agencies are invited to attend the meeting and be heard, or to submit comments to the Commission prior to the meeting, c/o Department of Planning and Building Services, 707 Nevada Street, Suite 5, Susanville, California 96130.

For the County of Lassen,

Maurice L. Anderson, Secretary

Lassen County Planning Commission