Long Duration 50 kW Energy Storage with Aquifer Pumped Hydro


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Long Duration 50 kW Energy Storage with Aquifer Pumped Hydro
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Grant to fund a behind the meter demonstration of a non-lithium ion energy storage technology, Aquifer Pumped Hydro. Aquifer Pumped Hydro (APH) energy storage provides a long duration energy discharge at 50 kW. The project will include retrofitting an existing well motor to act as an energy generator and the installation and operation of a small onsite reservoir and an energy storage device. Project will benefit local community and electricity ratepayers.

Contact Information
Joseph Sit
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-1315

Antelope Valley Water Storage, LLC
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
16071 Gaskell Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, sec. 15303 exempts projects consisting of the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; the installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. This project will involve the construction of a new small onsite reservoir with connections; the conversion retrofit of an existing well motor for aquifer pumped hydro requiring minor modifications; and the installation of a new small energy storage device, and is therefore exempt under CEQA.


Notice of Exemption
2020080141_Long Duration 50 kW Energy Storage   PDF 157 K

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