5 MW Diesel Back-Up Generator Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Palo Alto
Document Title
5 MW Diesel Back-Up Generator Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of Palo Alto proposes to install four temporary, portable, diesel 1.35-MW generators at the Muncipal Service Center at 3201 E. Bayshore Road. The back-up generators would be used during Stage 3 electric shortages when the California Indepedent 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. The proposed project will also involve the relocation of four existing transformers and the construction of a 12 kV overhead distribution tap line to East Bayshore Rd.

Contact Information

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


Palo Alto
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The temporary, portable, diesel generators are consistent with the intent of Executive Order D-26-01, declaring the review of peaking or renewable power plants that can be on-line by July, 2001 to be exempt from CEQA. The order cites the energy supply emergency that "poses a threat to public health, safety, and welfare, and requires the siting of new power plants that can be on-line to avoid electricity supply shortages this summer and next.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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