Fuel-flexible, Hybrid CHP at San Bernardino Municipal Water Department

Summary

SCH Number
2014028200
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Fuel-flexible, Hybrid CHP at San Bernardino Municipal Water Department
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project will involve the development and demonstration of an advanced fuel-flexible, hybrid generation, DG/CHP system with rated capacity of 750 kW at the County of San Bernardino and an internal combustion engine coupled with power generator, in a highly efficient combined heat and power application. The system will be designed to use a range of fuels, including natural gas and biogas produced form the plant's wastewater digester. The innovative gas turbine has a proven component for reforming or converting biogas to generate hydrogen. In this system, portion of biogas will be converted into a hydrogen-rich gas and blended with natural gas and remaining biogas. The blended fuel will allow the gas turbine and the internal combustion engine to operate at a desirable condition that will result in reduced NOx and VOCs emissions to levels that are significantly below the South Coast Air Quality Management District's limits and the 2007 CARB standards for distributed generation.

Contact Information
Rizaldo Aldas
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 327-1417

Location

Cities
San Bernardino
Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 14CCR15329
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the development and demonstration of a combined heat and power system with a capacity of less than 50 megawatts.
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