Electrification of Industrial Heat with High-Temperature Steam-Generating Heat Pumps


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Electrification of Industrial Heat with High-Temperature Steam-Generating Heat Pumps
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Skyven Technologies proposes to bring an innovative, industrial-steam-generating, heat pump technology from its current state of custom-engineered and field-assembled one-off implementations, to pre-engineered and factory-produced packaged systems in low-rate initial production (LRIP). This project seeks to create a commercially viable solution for electrifying industrial steam generation, which currently relies on natural gas fired boilers.

Contact Information

Justin Scaccianoce
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Utilities Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
N Peach Ave & E Pine Ave

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is covered by the general rule that CEQA applies only to projects which have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. Where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment, the activity is not subject to CEQA. Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301 This project only consists of operation and minor alteration of existing structure, facilities, and mechanical equipment which involves negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's CEQA determination. Skyven will be using Bay City Boiler's manufacturing facility in Fresno, CA for production of the steam generating heat pumps. All manufacturing on this project will be taking place in Bay City Boiler's existing facility and no work will be taking place outside of that facility. Please note that, while we will be using Bay City Boiler's existing facility, the steam generating heat pump equipment is too large for an "assembly line" - it will simply be manufactured in one location within the Bay City Boiler facility. Bay City Boiler's facility in Fresno has the following certifications and licensing: California C-4 and B contractors licensing, ASME/ National Board certified welding and repair programs with current R stamp certification, and AWS D1.1 Structural Steel welding certification. In their 35,000 sq ft fabrication facility they have CNC shearing, CNC braking, CNC Plasma tables, CNC Tube Bending, saw cutting, fabrication stations and overhead cranes for large fabrication/loading. We do not anticipate any permanent changes to the facility - there will simply be a rearrangement of existing, mobile (primarily welding) equipment. The equipment assembly involves mounting and welding of compressors, pipes, pumps, valves, etc.


Notice of Exemption

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