Water/Energy Bank Proof-of-Concept


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Water/Energy Bank Proof-of-Concept
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The study will evaluate the feasibility of using groundwater storage and cycling surface reservoirs to shift the State Water project Southern California water deliveries to non-summer months to reduce summer electric grid peak demand. Shifting the timing of water deliveries will reduce solar and wind power overgeneration risk during non-summer months when renewable energy is in surplus. This project will investigate the technical, institutional, legal and economic feasibility of implementing a guaranteed water delivery shift and develop demand response and load shifting tools and strategies to manage peak load and demand and thereby reduce energy costs in the water sector.

Contact Information

David Weightman
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Rosamond 93560

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project involves operation, or minor alteration of existing facilities not expanding existing uses and basic data collection that relates to resources evaluation activities do not result in major disturbances to environmental resources.

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