Aemetis Integrated Microgrid Solution (AIMS) Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020070036
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Aemetis Integrated Microgrid Solution (AIMS) Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/2/2020
Project Applicant
Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes, Inc.

Document Description
This project will design, install, and operate an emerging microgrid system consisting of a 1.56 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic array and 1.25 MW/2.5MWh battery energy storage system to offset the use of natural gas and electricity by generating it onsite for the animal food production facility. Specifically, solar photovoltaics, battery energy storage, and a microgrid controller will be installed which will produce renewable electricity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The 10.95-acre site includesM (Industrial) zoning east of the main drive aisle and P-D (Planned Development) zoning to the west. The arrays will be installed on an elevated structure over the site’s stormwater basin and over areas with vehicle traffic.

Contact Information
Kevin Uy
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1533

Location

Cities
Ceres
Counties
Stanislaus
Cross Streets
4209 Jessup Rd, east of Faith Home Road, north of Jessup Road
Parcel #
045-026-039

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, 15311
Reasons for Exemption
California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301: The project involves minor alteration and operation of existing facilities. Solar arrays and battery energy storage system will be installed to power existing on-site biofuels and animal food production facility. These installations will not expand the existing use and will not have a significant effect on the environment. California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304: The project to install solar arrays involves installation over disturbed land utilized in conjunction with the development. This project involves minor alterations in thecondition of land including minor trenching and backfilling where the surface is restored. These activities will not have a significant effect on the environment. California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15311: The project will install new solar arrays to serve the existing, onsite biofuels and animal food production facility. These installations will not expand the existing agricultural use and will not have a significant effect the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020070036_Aemetis Integrated Microgrid Solution   PDF 107 K

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