Demonstrating a Long-Duration Flywheel Energy Storage System

Summary

SCH Number
2020080022
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Demonstrating a Long-Duration Flywheel Energy Storage System
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/4/2020
Project Applicant
Indian Energy, LLC

Document Description
Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a federally-recognized Native American Tribe. The installation and operation of this project will take place entirely on land that is self-governed by the Viejas Tribe. The Viejas Tribe previously conducted an environmental review pursuant to its own environmental policy ordinance, which requires a detailed report on the environmental impacts of the microgrid that is in substantial compliance with the requirements set out in the National Environmental Policy Act. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information
Bryan Lee
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1414

Location

Cities
Alpine
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
5000-5636 Willows Road
Parcel #
406-070-10-00

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project will install and operate a microgrid system including a ground-mounted solar PV system and flywheel ESS within a previously disturbed area. The microgrid system installation will be a minor alteration to the Air Medical Services facility within the interior of the Viejas Indian Reservation with no expansion beyond the reservation operation. The project will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, result in a significant cumulative impact, damage resources within a designated state scenic highway, cause a substantial adverse change to the significance of a historical resource, or be located on a listed hazardous waste site. For these reasons, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301, as a minor alteration of existing facility, involving no expansion of the existing use.
Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption. (Cal. Code Regs., tit 14, §15061(b)(3))
Reasons for Exemption
The project will install and operate a microgrid system including a ground-mounted solar PV system and flywheel ESS within a previously disturbed area. The microgrid system installation will be a minor alteration to the Air Medical Services facility within the interior of the Viejas Indian Reservation with no expansion beyond the reservation operation. The project will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, result in a significant cumulative impact, damage resources within a designated state scenic highway, cause a substantial adverse change to the significance of a historical resource, or be located on a listed hazardous waste site. For these reasons, the project is categorically exempt from CEQA under California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301, as a minor alteration of existing facility, involving no expansion of the existing use.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020080022_Demonstrating a Long-Duration Flywheel Energy Storage System   PDF 282 K

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