Premium Power for Small Combined Heat and Power Systems


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Premium Power for Small Combined Heat and Power Systems
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this PIER contract is to apply inverter-based technology to Tecogen's combined heat and power engine package. This meets the PIER goal of improving the energy/cost value of California's electricity by providing an enhanced combined heat and power product to the California market at a reduced capital cost and higher part-load efficiency. This project also meets the secondary PIER goal of improving the reliability, quality, and sufficiency of California's electricity by providing a low-cost demand side response capability and lessening the dependence on building new central station power, transmission, and distribution systems (capacity).

Contact Information
Allan Ward
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6196


Other Location Info
A site in California will be determined during the contract term, which ends on March 31, 2008.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
This PIER contract is exempt for two reasons. First, under Sec. 15303, the project will result in the installation of small, new equipment, namely a 100 kW, engine-based combined heat and power (CHP) system. Secondly, under Sec. 15306, this contract is for basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource. Once the CHP system is installed, it will be tested and data will be collected to assess its performance. There should not be a major disturbance to the environment because the CHP system should meet the California Air Resources Board's 2007 emissions requirements.

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