California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) Initiative
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The CALSEED initiative will support the early development of promising new energy concepts that can provide benefits to electric ratepayers in Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric service territories.

Contact Information

Joshua Croft
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves research of promising new energy concepts and development of solicitations based on that research to fund early stage technologies. These early energy concepts are in the infant stages of development and are not yet commercial. In some cases, there is not even a prototype of the technology. This project helps establish the technical merits and commercial potential of promising early stage technologies and establish private sector interest and capital. Funding for awards from the solicitations developed by this project will be subject to approval at a future Energy Commission business meeting. Therefore this project is exempt under 14 CCR 15262 because the project involves planning studies for possible future actions which the Commission has not yet approved, adopted, or funded. This project is also exempt under 14 CCR 15306 because this project consists of data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not lead to a serious or major disturbance to environmental resource. Additionally, this project is exempt under 14 CCR 15061(b)(3) because there is no possibility that the research and development of solicitations for early state energy concepts may have a significant effect on the environment.

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