21st Century Solutions for 20th Century Wind Projects

Summary

SCH Number
2017038401
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
21st Century Solutions for 20th Century Wind Projects
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/22/2017

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to fund development of wind turbine upgrades to enable remote communication and dispatch of aged turbines dynamically in response to real time grid, market price, and weather conditions to address mutual concerns of wind plant owners and grid operators and enable extended economic useful life of the turbines. The project will install demonstration components in three or more aged turbines installed at the demonstration site. The basic components are a real time communication device, a microprocessor, a small battery pack and a small solar panel to provide electric power.

Contact Information

California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-5000

Location


Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15301, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination. This proposed project will develop wind turbine upgrades to enable remote communication and dispatch of aged turbines dynamically in response to real time grid, market price, and weather conditions to address mutual concerns of wind plant owners and grid operators and enable extended economic useful life of the turbines. Class 4 consists of certain minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation. Class 6 consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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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