Agreement with Kigt Inc. to Install and Operate Eight (8) Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the San Diego Convention Center Parking Garage


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Agreement with Kigt Inc. to Install and Operate Eight (8) Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the San Diego Convention Center Parking Garage
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project would involve an agreement to install and operate eight (8) wall mounted electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in the San Diego Convention Center parking garage. The agreement would commence on October 6, 2020 for a term of five (5) years with the option for two 1-year renewals. The EV charging stations would be located within the underground garage adjacent to the 5th Avenue entrance, near the southeast end of level P1 and replace older technology previously installed but already removed from the site. Each proposed EV charging station has dimensions of approximately 4.13”x5.75”x2.24” and energy specifications of Level 2, 220V, 30 AMP, and 6.6 kW. One (1) of the eight (8) EV charging stations would be located in an ADA parking space. Installation of the eight (8) EV charging stations would occur within 60 days of execution of the agreement and be completed within two weeks by two to three workers. Installation activities involve attaching the units to the wall and running wires through the existing conduit to the power supply. There will be no trenching because all wires are external. The units would be in operation by early 2021.

Contact Information

Michael Paul
Agency Name
San Diego Unified Port District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Other Location Info
111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1), and Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is determined to be Categorically Exempt pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15301 (Existing Facilities) and 15302 (Replacement or Reconstruction) and Sections 3.a. and 3.b. of the District’s Guidelines for Compliance with CEQA because the units are replacing previously installed EV charging stations with newer technology and will connect to an existing conduit. The District has determined none of the six exceptions to the use of a categorical exemption apply to this project because the proposed site is an existing underground parking garage that is not a particularly sensitive environment or a hazardous waste site; and the proposed project would not result in damage to scenic resources, would not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource, would not create a significant cumulative impact, and finally, would not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances (CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2). Sections 3.a. and 3.b. of the District’s CEQA Guidelines are as follows: 3.a. Existing Facilities (SG § 15301) (Class 1): Includes operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that previously existing, including but not limited to: 7) Existing facilities used to provide electric power, natural gas, sewerage, or other public utility service. AND/OR 3.b. Replacement or Reconstruction (SG § 15302) (Class 2): Includes replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure being replaced.
County Clerk
San Diego


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