Engine CHP Integrated Cooling and Heating Module Development


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Engine CHP Integrated Cooling and Heating Module Development
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of this PIER contract is to reduce the installed cost of combined heat and power (CHP) integrated heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for commercial and light industrial applications by developmenting standardized factory assembled heating/cooling modules and an optimized absorption chiller and engine heat management system. This meets the PIER goal of improving the energy cost/value of California's electricity by improving the economics of CHP as applied to HVAC systems. This also meets the secondary PIER goal of improving the reliability, quantity, and sufficiency of California's electricity by enabling widespread implementation of CHP, which prevents the need for new central power plants and transmission lines.

Contact Information
Allan Ward
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6196


Los Angeles

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 an 260 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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