Niland Gas Turbine Unit 1 and Unit 2 Balance of Plant Control Communications Upgrade (Project #200257)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Imperial Irrigation District
Document Title
Niland Gas Turbine Unit 1 and Unit 2 Balance of Plant Control Communications Upgrade (Project #200257)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Since the generation station's commissioning in 1973, the Coachella Gas Turbine Power Generating Station’s Units 3 and 4, have never undergone a major controls upgrade. The existing gas turbine control system devices are over 47 years old, obsolete and difficult to calibrate, or repair. The gas turbines’ reliability and availability do not meet the IID’s expectations and the OEM does not support the existing control systems. The project consists of replacing and upgrading the turbine control systems for Units 3 and 4 with a new microprocessor-based control system. The new control system shall be a fully programmable, open platform controller, with its own power supply, processor, communications system, and I/O for turbine control and protection. New features will enhance the reliability, availability, and maintainability of Units 3 and 4.

Contact Information

Donald Vargas
Agency Name
Imperial Irrigation District
Job Title
Environmental Compliance Administrator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide
Other Location Info
402 East Beal Road in Niland, California, 92257. See Vicinity Map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec.15302 (Class 2)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt under Section 15302 (Class 2 exemption) for the reason that it entails the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced, this exemption includes but is not limited to the replacement or reconstruction of existing utility systems and/or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of capacity.
County Clerk


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