Renewable Resource Management in a Microgrid


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Renewable Resource Management in a Microgrid
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The forecasting research project will develop a better intra-hour forecast for solar photovoltaics. This will be accomplished through 'Skytracker' devices that monitor cloud movement near large PV installations. The distributed energy storage systems project will demonstrate an integrated solution that combines PV and electric energy storage to mitigate the intermittency of renewable generation. The microgrid observability project will provide the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) with monitoring capability for microgrids such as UCSD's. A communication link will be installed and established between the CAISO and UCSD to provide full observability of the operation of the microgrid. The renewable charging of electric vehicle project demonstrates a Direct Current linked chargeport to maximize the use of renewable energy resources and reduce inverter losses.

Contact Information

Jamie Patterson
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Jolla
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15061
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves development of solar forecasting tools, installation of energy storage systems on a microgrid, installation and operation of a data communication system used by CAISO and demonstration of a direct current linked charge port at an existing electric vehicle parking garage.

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