Freeport Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Technical Research and Development (R&D) Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013018090
Public Agency
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Document Title
Freeport Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) Technical Research and Development (R&D) Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/15/2013

Document Description
CAES is an energy storage option whereby ccompressed air is injected into a natural gas or aquifer storage reservoir deep beneath the earth's surface when energy is inexpensive. Then, when energy demands are great, the air is released back to the surface to power high efficiency natural gas turbines.

Contact Information
Emily Bacchini
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Lead/Public Agency
6201 S Street, MS B203
Sacramento, CA 95817

Phone : (916) 732-6334

Location

Counties
Sacramento

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
Under CEQA Guidelines Secition 15062, a lead agency must identify the rationale for making the determination that a project is exempt under CEQA. SMUD has determined that the CAES R&D Project meets the condition for an exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section15306 Information Collection.

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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