Comprehensive Assessment, Tools and Resources for Advancing In-Conduit Hydropower in California

Summary

SCH Number
2017028263
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Comprehensive Assessment, Tools and Resources for Advancing In-Conduit Hydropower in California
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project will be a comprehensive assessment of in-conduit hydropower generation potential in California and the development of a guidebook and a business case assessment tool to assist municipal, agricultural, and industrial water purveyors with the cost effective implementation of in-conduit hydropower generation projects. The guidebook and the business case assessment tool will provide an invaluable knowledgebase for municipal, agricultural and industrial agencies that are considering capturing hydrokinetic/hydrostatic energy and integrating in-conduit hydropower into the existing energy mix and will assist these agencies to make informed decisions.

Contact Information
Silvia Palma-Rojas
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-327-1716

Location

Cities
Pasadena
Counties
Los Angeles
Other Information
300 N Lake Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project will conduct a comprehensive assessment of in-conduit hydropower generation potential in CA and the development of a guidebook and a business case assessment tool to assist municipal, agricultural, and the development of a guidebook and a business case assessment tool to assist municipal, agricultural, and industrial water purveyors with the cost effective implementation of in-conduit hydropower generation projects. The recipient will collect data, review literature, gather information from experts, and performance evaluation activities to develop the assessment, guidebook and business tool. For these reasons, the proposed project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.
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