WITHDRAWN PER LEAD: Beacon Liquified Air Energy Storage Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2021010343
Public Agency
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Document Title
WITHDRAWN PER LEAD: Beacon Liquified Air Energy Storage Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/28/2021
Present Land Use
Kern County - Exclusive Agriculture

Document Description
Notice of Exemption pursuant to CEQA Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Section 15311, Class 11 (Accessory Structures). This pilot project allows LADWP to evaluate the compatibility of this long duration energy storage technology with the electricity grid. The project would provide up to 50 MW of energy storage with a discharge of up to 10 hours. Project would be located on an LADWP-owned property, adjacent to existing electric infrastructure.

Contact Information
James R. Howe
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Lead/Public Agency
111 North Hope Street Room 1044
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 367-0414
james.howe@ladwp.com

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Project Applicant

Location

Coordinates
35°15'28.6"N 118°1'5.1"W
Counties
Kern
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
California Highway 14 and Beacon Access Road
Zip
93501
Total Acres
4.5
State Highways
14
Railways
Southern Pacific Railway
Township
31S
Range
37E
Section
4,8,9
Other Information
Please see attached map for additional location details.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Section 15301, Class 1 (Existing Facilities) applies to the project as it would be located on an LADWP property that would allow, through the use of existing infrastructure, greater flexibility in storing and discharging electricity into the grid to support the existing LADWP energy facilities in the area.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15311, Class 11 (Accessory Structures)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA Section 15311, Class 11 (Accessory Structures) applies to the project as it would function as a minor accessory to the operations of Beacon Collector Substation by providing up to 50 MW of energy storage.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
_Memo   PDF 405 K Beacon LAES NOE_Final   PDF 1921 K ES21-0082 Beacon NOE Retraction Letter   PDF 794 K

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