Natural Gas Cooperatively Owned Back-Up Generators


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
Natural Gas Cooperatively Owned Back-Up Generators
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Palo Alto proposes to install four natural gas-fired 1.35-MW reciprocating engines at the Municipal Service Center at 3201 East Bayshore Road. The back-up generators would be used during Stage 3 electric shortages when the California Independent System Operator (ISO) has required Palo Alto to curtail load on the electric system. The City of Palo Alto would use the back-up generators to reduce rolling blackouts and they may also be used during peak demand periods to mitigate increasing wholesale electrical costs. The proposed project will also involve the removal of four temporary portable diesel generators.

Contact Information

Rachel Adcox
Agency Name
City of Palo Alto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palo Alto
Santa Clara
Other Location Info
3201 East Bayshore Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed four (4) natural gas generators represent a negligible expansion of the existing utility operations at the Municipal Service Center.

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