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Planning commissioners raise questions about battery storage facility

When the Santa Clarita Planning Committee decided to continue the project review on Tuesday until September 21, it asked some questions about the proposed lithium-ion battery storage facility in Canyon Country.

The Commissioner has planned a 55,000-square-foot, 80-megawatt facility location and fire and seismic safety on 3.5 acres of undeveloped land on 18358 Soledad Canyon Road, 450 feet east of the intersection of Sierra Highway and Soledad Canyon Road. I asked about sex. ..

In response to a comment on the safety of the facility by Mark Turner, the representative of the renewable energy company proposing the facility, planning committee member Lisa Eichmann said, “We are” unlikely or rare. “I don’t want to take responsibility,” he said. Based in San Diego.

In discussing the safety of battery storage technology, Turner repeatedly assured the commissioner that a “thermal runaway” event would be rare if part of the battery storage facility ignited.

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