Emergency Battery Energy Storage System - Baldwin Pump Station

Summary

SCH Number
2020100138
Lead Agency
Ventura River Water District
Document Title
Emergency Battery Energy Storage System - Baldwin Pump Station
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/5/2020
Project Applicant
Ventura River Water District

Document Description
Installation of Tesla Powerpack batteries and inverter to provide emergency backup power for water works, reducing usage of a large diesel engine generator and improving water service reliability for customers.

Contact Information
Bert Rapp
Ventura River Water District
409 Old Baldwin Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023

Phone : (805) 340-7263

Location

Cities
Ojai
Counties
Ventura
Other Location Info
409 Old Baldwin Rd. Ojai, CA 93023

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
The battery energy system will help mitigate potential water service interruptions to customers during PSPS events and emergency power outages. The footprint of the system is approximately 200 SF, located adjacent to the existing electrical system at the pump station. Installation and operation of the battery energy system would not result in significant impacts to any environmental resources or sensitive receptors, and would in fact reduce noise impacts and air pollution emissions during power outages.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100138_Emergency Battery Energy Storage System - Baldwin Pump Station   PDF 664 K

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