Low Rate of Initial Production of a modular EV charger with extreme-fast vehicle charging capability


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Low Rate of Initial Production of a modular EV charger with extreme-fast vehicle charging capability
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Under grant agreement EPC-22-015, the California Energy Commission (CEC) will provide a grant of $1,690,103 to establish low-rate initial production of a containerized EV charger in Fremont, California. Funding will support the build-out of a new, dedicated, assembly facility for the low-rate initial production of a modular EV charger with interoperable extreme fast vehicle charging capability. These modules can then be deployed at low cost and more quickly compared to tradition direct current (DC) fast chargers, due to the use of existing infrastructure at the installation sites. This project will benefit the State as the product advances policy goals regarding the EV transition. Beneficiaries include ratepayers who drive electric vehicles. The project also supports energy reliability, because the product offers battery storage and grid services. This will result in the ratepayer benefits of improved infrastructure resiliency and reliability.

Contact Information

Savi Ellis
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
20th Street, Mandela Parkway

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, Section 15301 Existing Facilities provides an exemption for the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing structures, facilities, mechanical equipment or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing. This project will conduct research, development, and manufacturing within already existing facilities. There will be negligible or no expansion of existing use. Therefore, the project falls within Section 15301 and will not have a significant effect on the environment. Authority cited: Sections 21083 and 21110, Public Resources Code. Reference: Sections 21108, 21152, and 21152.1, Public Resources Code. ElectricFish Energy Inc. CEQA Notice of Exemption Page 2 of 2 EPC-22-015 The project will not impact an environmental resource of hazardous or critical concern where designated, precisely mapped, and officially adopted pursuant to law by federal, state, or local agencies; does not involve any cumulative impacts of successive projects of the same type in the same place that might be considered significant; does not involve unusual circumstances that might have a significant effect on the environment; will not result in damage to scenic resources within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway; the project site is not included on any list compiled pursuant to Government Code section 65962.5; and the project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. Therefore, none of the exceptions to categorical exemptions listed in CEQA Guidelines section 15300.2 apply to this project, and this project will not have a significant effect on the environment.
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