California Wind Energy Collaborative


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
California Wind Energy Collaborative
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
A small residential scale turbine (no more than 10 kW size) will be installed on UC property out at the Davis campus, most likely near their agricultural laboratory facilities where there are currently met towers run by the university along with other equipment for educational purposes. This type of turbine is a commercially off the shelf systems that the public can purchase. Typical height for these systems is less than 30 ft. so there are no airspace or special tower restrictions for these systems. The turbine comes with a self-erecting tower than can be pulled up and taken down without cranes, etc. It is basically a tilt-up stand with turbine on top. There are no plans to hook this system up to the grid since it is more of an educational stand will be used for teaching purposes rather than energy generation. There are no power purchase agreements or interconnection/transmission issues.

Contact Information
Mike Kane
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-7119



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, 15306, 15314
Reasons for Exemption
Class 3 - Construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. Class 6 - Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource. Class 14 - Minor additions to existing schools within existing school grounds where the addition does not increase original student capacity by more than 25% or ten classrooms, whichever is less.
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