Distributed Cogeneration System at the San Francisco Civic Center Building


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of General Services (DGS)
Document Title
Distributed Cogeneration System at the San Francisco Civic Center Building
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Distributed Cogeneration System (Energy System) for this property is comprised of four natural gas fired recipricating engine-generator sets, which produce approximately 800 kilowatts of electrical output and 4 million BTUs of thermal energy per hour. The thermal energy is captured by recovering the heat from the engine's water jacket, the engine exhaust, and the engine oil cooler through a series of heat recovery devices and delivered to the building's hot water systems. The Energy System includes the cogenerators, intercoolers, heat exchanger, heat dump radiator for operating the Energy System during periods when the recovered heat is not required by the building's operations, and associated controls and electrical switching equipment.

Contact Information

Robert Sleppy
Agency Name
Department of General Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco
San Francisco

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cls 1 & 29, Sec 15301 & 15329(b)
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of providing discounted electricity and thermal energy to the building, which generates a saving off the total electric bill to the facility. By supplying electric power to the facility, this energy system will lower the building's demand on the electrical distribution grid.

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