Wind Firming Energy Farm


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

Document Description
Primus Power Corporation will work with DOE, Sandia National Labs, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Modesto Irrigation District to develop, filed test, and install and monitor a 25 MW/75 MWh grid-connected energy storage system. The project will be conducted in three Phases. Phase 1 will provide a project plan, environmental compliance review, and detailed product definition. Phase 2 will include validation of technology performance, final product design and functionality testing at PG&E's Modular Generation Test Facility, and installation at a utility substation. Phase 3 will quantify the economic and environmental benefits of the deployed EnergyFarm and document field reliability. Specific goals and objectives of the project include: 1) Develop, integrate, and field demonstrate Zinc-based flow battery storage system 2) Provide a low-cost system with a footprint consistent with or smaller than competing technologies. 3) Demonstrate primary and secondary applications including: renewable firming, strategic local peak shaving, automated load shifting, ancillary services.

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

Phone : (916) 327-2457



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 - Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing structures or facilities not expanding existing use.

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