Investigate Climate-Change-Induced Vulnerability of the Northern California Natural Gas Energy System and Identify Resilience Options

Summary

SCH Number
2016078076
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Investigate Climate-Change-Induced Vulnerability of the Northern California Natural Gas Energy System and Identify Resilience Options
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The research consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities. The research is to investigate climate vulnerability of the natural gas energy system and identify resilience operations. This research does not result in a serious or major disturbance ot an environmental resource. The ratepayer benefits by the successful implementation of the proposed work will bring significant benefits to the consumers in California. This is mainly because one third of the energy consumed in California is natural gas. More importantly, a majority of power generation fleets in California is powered by natural gas. Thus, a disruption of the natural gas system in California due to climate-change-induced events will not only affect directly natural gas companies, but also have undesirable ramifications that would spill over to the rest of economy. The successful implementation of the proposed work will provide a way by which resilience options can be implemented in order to minimize those impacts.

Contact Information
Timothy Smith
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-327-1551

Location

Cities
Santa Cruz
Counties
Santa Cruz
Other Information
1156 High Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306
Reasons for Exemption
The research consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities. The research is to investigate climate vulnerability of the natural gas energy system and identify resilience options. This research does not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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