Developing Lessons Learned, Best Practices, Training Materials, and Guidebooks for Customer Side of the Meter Energy Storage


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Developing Lessons Learned, Best Practices, Training Materials, and Guidebooks for Customer Side of the Meter Energy Storage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will create an Electronic Energy Storage Guidebook (Guidebook) to help Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) fully understand and conduct a comprehensive permitting review, approval and inspection process for behind-the-meter energy storage technologies. CSE will perform interviews with AHJs and stakeholders to gather feedback on their lessons learned and best practices that will form the framework for the Guidebook. After completing the Guidebook, CSE will develop training materials and work with leading AHJ and industry stakeholders to deliver comprehensive trainings throughout California.

Contact Information

Quenby Lum
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Center for Sustainable Energy
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Oakland, San Diego
Alameda, San Diego
Other Location Info
1111 Broadway Fl 3 Oakland 94607 Alameda 3980 Sherman St Ste 170 San Diego 92110 San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of information gathering and analysis based on research and input from paper studies and stakeholder workshops with local governments, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, industry representatives, state agencies, and end-use customers. No construction will be conducted for this project. This falls into the categorical exemption Cal. Code Regs., tit 14 Section 15306: Information Collection, because it meets all of the following criteria: 1) Consist of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities; and 2) Which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.


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