Port Hueneme Navy Server Farm Building Microgrid

Summary

SCH Number
2018098533
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Port Hueneme Navy Server Farm Building Microgrid
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will demonstrate a standardized, high-DER microgrid to support a server farm building at the Naval Surface Warfare Center - Port Hueneme Division in Ventura County. The data obtained on capital cost, operating cost, performance and lessons learned will support commercial deployment for both military and non-military applications. This project will provide benefits for the Air District, utility grid, and IOU ratepayers.

Contact Information
Hatice Gecol
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916-327-2222

Location

Cities
Port Hueneme
Counties
Ventura
Other Location Info
1388 Talos Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303
Reasons for Exemption
The project will install, operate, and evaluate a modulare microgrid at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Port Hueneme Division Server Farm Building. Microgrid components are two 250 kW 4-hour lithium-ion AC battery modules, microgrid control system, synchronous condenser system, microgrid islanding and resynchronization equipment with an automatic transfer switch, two EV charging stations, and adaptive protection relays. There will be 3 standard ISO containers (each with dimension of 20 ft long, 8 ft wide, 8.5 ft high). The battery modules will be located in 2/3 standard ISO containers. Microgrid control system, synchronous condenser system, adaptive protection relays, and circuit breakers will be located in the third standard ISO container. Electric cabling and circuit breakers will be used to connect adaptive protection relays, EV chargers, and standard ISO container equipment to the building PH1388 transformer and/or the electric bus-bar of the microgrid. These three standard ISO containers will be placed on the abandoned existing parking lot located south-east of the building PH138. This project meets the categorical exemption under 14 CCR section 15303. The small new equipment being installed will be within, and appurtenant to existing structures within the Navy facilities. The project will not have a significant effect on the environment. Note: See NOE for full description.
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