Industrial, Industrial Park Transit Employment Center
STACK Infrastructure (STACK or applicant) filed an application with the CEC seeking an exemption from the CEC’s jurisdiction for the Trade Zone Park (21-SPPE-02). The STACK Trade Zone Park would be located on two parcels of land encompassing approximately 9.8 acres at the corner of Trade Zone Boulevard and Ringwood Avenue (2400 Ringwood Avenue and 1849 Fortune Drive) in the city of San José. STACK Trade Zone Park would include one four-story advanced manufacturing building (approximately 136,573 square feet), two three-story data center buildings (approximately 522,194 square feet), a parking garage, related utility infrastructure, and a 91 MW backup generating facility.
The CEC has the exclusive authority to certify all thermal power plants (50 megawatts [MW] and greater) and related facilities proposed for construction in California. The Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) process allows applicants with facilities not exceeding 100 MW to obtain an exemption from the CEC’s jurisdiction and proceed with local permitting rather than requiring the CEC’s certification. The CEC can grant an exemption if it finds that the proposed facility would not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment or energy resources. Public Resources Code section 25519(c) designates the CEC as the lead agency, in accordance with CEQA, for all facilities seeking an SPPE.
The 90 MW SVYBGF would support the need for the SVYDC to provide uninterruptible power supply for its tenant’s servers. The SVYBGF would serve only the SVYDC. The 36 3-MW and 3 1-MW diesel-fired backup generators would be arranged in two generation yards, each designed to serve one of the two data center buildings (SVYDC 05 and SVYDC 06) that make up the SVYDC and next to the AMB. All the generators would be dedicated to replace the electricity needs of the data center buildings and the emergency power needs of the AMB (with redundancy) in case of a loss of utility power. The larger generators are designed to replace the electricity needed to serve the data halls, and all three of the smaller generators would be used to support redundant house critical cooling equipment and other general building and life safety services (house generators). Switchgear and distribution cabling would be included to interconnect the generators to their respective portions of the buildings.
The project would construct a new 100 MVA (mega volt-ampere) electrical substation along the eastern boundary of the site to be owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E). To serve the project, PG&E would be constructing a “looped” transmission interconnection involving two offsite transmission lines. The first extension would involve a line from the west that comprises a single circuit 115 kilovolt (kV) overhead (OH) transmission line (T-Line) from an existing PG&E Newark-Milpitas #2 115 kV Line which is located on the southwest side of Trade Zone Boulevard and Montague Expressway. The route would be approximately 0.25 mile and would be supported on existing OH transmission towers, located along the south side of Trade Zone Boulevard. It is possible that up to three or more of the existing seven OH transmission towers may need to be replaced. The second transmission line would be a single circuit 115 kV underground (UG) T-Line that would interconnect the existing PG&E Newark-Milpitas #2 115 kV Line which is located on the southeast side of the intersection of Trade Zone Boulevard and Montague Expressway. The route to the site for the second line would be approximately 0.25 mile and would be underground within the northern side of Trade Zone Boulevard right of way then cross from north to south to the site.
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Industrial (Advanced manufacturing building)(Sq. Ft. 658767, Acres 9.8, Employees 339), Other (Diesel backup generating facility with data center)
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