Event Date

Thursday, August 11, 2022
03:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Location Name

Remote Access or In-Person

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On December 1, 2021, GEM A-CAES LLC (Gem LLC) filed an application for certification (AFC) with the California Energy Commission (CEC) to construct and operate the Gem Energy Storage Center (Gem). Gem would be a nominal 500 megawatt (MW) energy storage center, deploying Hydrostor Inc. (Hydrostor) Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) technology. Gem would charge at up to 500 MW for up to 14 hours and deliver up to 4,000 MW-hours (MWhs) over an 8-hour period. Gem would be located on two adjoining parcels totaling 71 acres in an unincorporated area of Kern County with the mailing address of 8684 Sweetser Road, Rosamond, California, 93560. The site is currently undeveloped desert land in an area zoned Estate in the Revised April 2021 Kern County Zoning Ordinance and located within the Willow Springs Specific Plan area of Kern County.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the CEC has designated a Committee of two commissioners to conduct proceedings on the AFC. The Committee has scheduled a public site visit, as well as an informational hearing to discuss the proposed project

Site Visit begins at 3:00 p.m.
Public Informational Hearing begins at 4:00 p.m.

Notice and Agenda

Remote Attendance

Remote access is available by either Internet via Zoom or call-in options.

Attend the August 11, 2022, Public Informational Hearing and provide public comment via Zoom. You may also join via Zoom by enter the Webinar ID 935 6398 8384 and the password GAFC@0811.

Call-In by Phone: To participate by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or toll free at (888) 475-4499 and enter Webinar ID 935 6398 8384. For Zoom technical support dial (888) 799-9666 ext. 2 or contact the CEC’s Public Advisor for help at publicadvisor@energy.ca.gov and (916) 957-7910.
Public comment periods will be available during the informational hearing. Depending on the number of members of the public seeking to make a comment or ask a question, the Hearing Officer may adjust the total time allotted for public comment and the time allotted for each comment.

If participating via Zoom’s online platform, use the “raise hand” feature to indicate you would like to make a comment. The Public Advisor will open your line to speak. Please restate and spell your name for the record; indicate if you have an affiliation and begin your comments.

If participating by telephone, press *9 to “raise your hand” and *6 to mute/unmute. The Public Advisor will announce the last three digits of the phone number listed and open your line. Make sure to unmute your phone before speaking then restate and spell your name for the record, indicate if you have an affiliation; and begin your comments.

Zoom’s closed captioning service will be enabled for the Informational Hearing. Attendees can use the service by clicking on the “live transcript” icon and then choosing either “show subtitle” or “view full transcript.” The closed captioning service can be stopped by exiting out of the “live transcript” or selecting the “hide subtitle” icon. If using a phone, closed captioning is automatic and cannot be turned off. While the closed captioning is available in real-time, it typically includes errors. A full and formal transcript rendered by a professional court reporter will be posted in the “Docket Log (21-AFC-02)” for the Gem proceeding

In-Person Attendance

Rosamond Community Services District
Board Room
3179 35th Street West
Rosamond, California 93560


Prior to the informational hearing, the public is invited to join the Committee on a tour of the proposed site. The Applicant will provide transportation to and from the project site leaving from the Rosamond Community Services District Board Room at 3179 35th Street West, Rosamond, CA 93560 at 3:00 p.m. For reservations, please contact the CEC’s Public Advisor at PublicAdvisor@energy.ca.gov, or (916) 957-7910. Please make your reservation before August 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. to reserve your spot.