Project Owner
Oppidan
Docket Number
19-SPPE-05
Capacity
78.1 MW
Location
Santa Clara
Technology
Reciprocating Engine
Project Status
Exempt
Project Type
Small Power Plant Exemption
Project Description

The Mission College Data Center (MCDC) site is located at 2305 Mission College Boulevard within the City of Santa Clara. The project would include construction of two, three-story data center buildings encompassing a total square footage of 490,000, and a backup generating facility with a generation capacity of up to 78.1 MW to support the need for the MCDC to provide uninterruptible power supply for its tenant’s servers. The generation facility will consist of 43, 2.5 MW diesel-fired emergency backup generators, arranged in two generation yards, each designed to serve one of the two data center buildings that make up the MCDC. Project elements will also include switchgear and distribution cabling to interconnect the two generation yards to their respective buildings. Two house power diesel fired generators, each capable of generating 600 kW to support its respective building phase in an emergency, are also proposed. The MCDC will be supplied electricity by Silicon Valley Power (SVP) through a new distribution substation constructed by Oppidan in the northeast corner of the MCDC site and to be owned and operated by SVP. 

Small Power Plant Exemption

The CEC Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) process allows applicants proposing thermal power plants between 50 and 100 MW to obtain an exemption from the CEC’s jurisdiction and proceed with local permitting rather than requiring CEC certification. The CEC can grant an exemption if it finds that the proposed facility will not create a substantial adverse impact on the environment or energy resources. These facilities were exempted from the CEC’s jurisdiction.

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