Laurelwood Data Center

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Laurelwood Data Center
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Industrial warehouse, manufacturing, and office use, Planned Industrial, Low Intensity Office/R&D

Document Description
MECPl Santa Clara 1, LLC (Applicant) is seeking an exemption from the California Energy Commission's jurisdiction (Small Power Plant Exemption, or SPPE) and proceed with local approval rather than requiring a certification by the California Energy Commission. Section 25519(c) of the Public Resources Code designates the Energy Commission as the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) lead agency, as provided in section 21165 of the Public Resources Code, for all projects that seek an exemption from the Energy Commission's power plant certification process. The applicant proposes to construct and operate the Laurelwood Data Center (LDC or project) at 2201 Laurelwood Road in Santa Clara, California. The LDC would include of two multi-storied data center buildings, and 56 3.0 megawatt (MW) standby backup diesel-fired generators capable of providing electrical power during utility outages or certain onsite electrical equipment interruption or failure. The maximum electrical load of the LDC would be 99 MW, inclusive of tenant-installed information technology (IT) equipment in the LDC and cooling and ancillary electrical and telecommunications equipment operating to support IT equipment. The LDC would also include an onsite 60 kilovolt substation with an electrical supply line that would connect to a Silicon Valley Power distribution line located 0.1 miles west of the LDC. To make way for the project, demolition of asphalt/foundations and underground utilities would be necessary, prior to construction.

Contact Information
Lisa Worrall
California Energy Commission
1516 9th Street, MS 40
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 654-4545


37°23'3"N 121°57'59"W
Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Juliette Lane and Laurelwood Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
US Route 101

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Data Center)
Local Action
Data Center
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Energy, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
Attachment 1   PDF 91 K Laurelwood-MasterDocument   PDF 41516 K Summary Form   PDF 69 K
NOC   PDF 1111 K
State Comments
2019089107_Caltrans Comment Letter MND 10-1-19   PDF 664 K

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