Advanced Underground CAES Demonstration Project Using a Saline Porous Rock Formation as the Storage Reservoir

Summary

SCH Number
2012108322
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Advanced Underground CAES Demonstration Project Using a Saline Porous Rock Formation as the Storage Reservoir
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/24/2012

Document Description
This project is Phase 1 of an advanced, underground Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) plant demonstration. Phase 1 consists of geologic reservoir selection, verification, permit filing preparation, and engineering. This project will help determine the viability and reliability of advanced, underground CAES technology. The enegry Commission is only co-funding portions of Phase 1 of the project. The compression testing in the field during Phase 1 will not be funded by the Energy Commission.

Contact Information
Johann Karkheck
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2457

Location

Cities
San Francisco
Counties
San Francisco

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.
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