- Project Owner
- STACK Infrastructure
- Docket Number
- 91 MW
- San Jose, California
- Backup Generating System
- Project Status
- Project Type
- Small Power Plant Exemption
STACK Infrastructure (STACK) proposes to develop the Trade Zone Boulevard Technology Park (Trade Zone Park) which would include an Advanced Manufacturing Building (AMB), the SVY Data Center (SVYDC), a parking garage, and related utility infrastructure, which together constitute the “project” for CEQA analysis purposes. The Trade Zone Park would be located on two parcels of land at the corner of Trade Zone Boulevard and Ringwood Avenue in San Jose, California. The SVY Backup Generating Facility (SVYBGF) would be an emergency backup generating facility with a generation capacity of up to 91 megawatts (MW) to support the need for the SVYDC to provide uninterruptible power supply for its tenant’s servers. The SVYBGF would consist of thirty-six (36) 3-MW and (3) 1-MW diesel-fired backup generators arranged in two generation yards, each designed to serve one of the two data center buildings (SVYDC 05 and SVYDC 06) that make up the SVYDC. One of the 1-MW diesel backup generators would be installed near the southwest corner of the AMB. All of the generators would be dedicated to replace the electricity needs of the data center buildings and the emergency needs of the AMB in case of a loss of utility power (with redundancy).
- 8/2/2022 - Committee Conference and Related Orders
- 5/11/2022 - Energy Commission Business Meeting. Item 4 on the agenda to request an appointment of a committee of not less than two Commissioners to preside over the STACK Trade Zone Park filing and other proceedings arising from it.
- 1/30/2023- Order Dissolving the Committee Assigned to the STACK Proceeding and Vacating Committee Orders and Rulings
- 4/12/23- 4/12/23 - Energy Commission Business Meeting (ca.gov). Item 09 on the agenda is a request to certify the Final Environmental Impact Report and grant the Small Power Plant Exemption application.
- 10/10/2021; 3/8/2022; 3/30/2022; 4/4/2022; and 4/11/2022. STACK Infrastructure filed an SPPE Application to the CEC. California Energy Commission : Docket Log
- 9/19/2022 Revised project description filed. STACK Trade Zone Park Revised Project Description
- 1/27/2023 Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report
- 3/30/2023 STACK Trade Zone Park Final Environmental Impact Report
- 4/12/2023 Business Meeting, item 09, Request certification of Final Environmental Impact Report and granting the Small Power Plant Exemption application.
- 4/12/23 Order Certifying the Final Environmental Impact Report and Granting the Small Powerplant Exemption
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.