BY PROGRAM AREAS
PIER Transition ProjectsT
First PIER Solicitation1
Second PIER Solicitation2
BUDGET FOR SMALL GRANTS PROGRAM (SGP) $2,500,000
GRAND TOTAL FOR ALL PROJECTS AND SGP = $50,877,888
(exclusive of administrative contract
T Integrated Agricultural
Edison Technology Solutions -- To demonstrate a number of energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly electrotechnologies that will help enhance the competitiveness of the agricultural sector, improve productivity, mitigate toxic chemicals, reduce energy consumption and water usage.
Prj. Mgr: Lory Larson, 626-815-0520 CEC: Ricardo Amon, 916-654-4019
T UV Printing on
Edison Technology Solutions -- To develop and pilot test ultraviolet, UV-printing on plastic bags and demonstrate a commercial six-color UV printing system in an effort to reduce emissions of Volatile Organic Compound, VOC-from graphics arts operations.
Prj. Mgr: Mazen Sadeq, 626-815-0513 CEC: Ellie Townsend-Smith, 916-654-4170
T Low Dross Aluminum
Edison Technology Solutions -- To demonstrate the economic, environmental and waste reduction benefits of the low-dross aluminum melter technology in an effort to lower the capital cost.
Prj. Mgr: Mazen Sadeq, 626-815-0513 CEC: Dennis Fukumoto, 916-653-6222
2 Recycling Chiller-Bath
Rinse Water in Poultry Processing $440,400
WaterTech Partners -- To demonstrate the feasibility of using ozone water treatment technology to recycle chiller bath rinse water in poultry processing operations.
Prj. Mgr: Ronald Enzweiler, 925-283-4918 CEC: Ricardo Amon, 916-654-4019
TOTAL FOR INDUSTRIAL/AGRICULTURE/WATER PROJECTS: $1,460,400
T Residential Thermal
Distribution Systems $400,000
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To develop new knowledge of residential air distribution systems and prototype technologies to assist the process of updating duct leakage test methods, to develop a test method for evaluating the longevity of duct sealants and to quantify the relationship between distribution effectiveness and HVAC equipment sizing.
Prj. Mgr: Karl Brown , 510-486-5338 CEC: Ann Peterson, 916-654-4024
T Evaluate Small
Air Conditioning Units $500,000
PG&E -- To evaluate advanced, small commercial roof top package cooling system technologies for operation in Calif.'s hot/dry climate.
Prj. Mgr: Lance Elberling, 925-866-5519 CEC: Mike Martin, 916-654-4039
T Commercial Thermal
Distribution Systems $400,000
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To provide new technology and applications knowledge that will allow the construction and energy services industries to reduce energy waste in commercial thermal distribution systems.
Prj. Mgr: Karl Brown , 510-486-5338 CEC: Mazi Shirakh, 916-654-3839
T Diagnostics for
Building Commissioning and Operations $350,000
Univ of Calif,Calif Energy Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To demonstrate an advanced operator information system for whole-building commissioning and operations.
Prj. Mgr: Carl Blumstein, 510-642-9588 CEC: Joseph Wang, 916-654-4026
T Building Design
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To improve the functionality of sophisticated energy analysis tools for use in the schematic phase of commercial building design.
Prj. Mgr: Carl Blumstein, 510-642-9588 CEC: Soheil Loghmanpour, 916-654-5193
T Improve the Cost
effectiveness of Building Commissioning Using New Technologies for Measurement,
Verification and Analysis $300,000
PG&E -- To investigate and demonstrate methods to reduce the cost of building commissioning and diagnosis.
Prj. Mgr: Steve Blanc, 925-866-5570 CEC: Joseph Wang, 916-654-4026
T Improve the Cost
effectiveness of Building Control Systems Sensing and Data Collection
PG&E -- To investigate solutions to the data acquisition and monitoring challenges faced when using energy management systems for advanced control, performance monitoring, diagnostics and commissioning.
Prj. Mgr: Steve Blanc, 925-866-5570 CEC: Joseph Wang, 916-654-4026
to Compressor Cooling $350,000
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To develop and evaluate house designs capable of providing comfort in Calif. transition climates without the use of conventional compressor-based cooling.
Prj. Mgr: Karl Brown , 510-486-5338 CEC: Randel Riedel, 916-654-4109
Lighting Torchieres $90,000
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To develop and test the next generation of advanced, high lumen output fluorescent lamps for use in Torchieres in commercial applications.
Prj. Mgr: Carl Blumstein, 510-642-9588 CEC: Mazi Shirakh, 916-654-3839
T Food Service
Technology Center $350,000
PG&E -- To integrate a two-part effort to investigate ways to, 1-reduce the release of cooking-related particles from the exhaust systems of commercial kitchens and, 2-minimize the amount of building energy associated with operation of such systems.
Prj. Mgr: Grant Brohard, 925-866-5713 CEC: Obed Odoemelam, 916-654-4171
2 Energy Efficient
Downlights for Calif. Kitchens $648,603
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBL--- To develop and demonstrate low-cost energy efficient downlights for residential kitchens.
Prj. Mgr: Stephen Johnson, 510-486-4274 CEC: Dee Anne Ross, 916-654-4098
2 Increased Energy
Efficiency of Refrigerators and Air Conditioners Through Use of Advanced
Power Electronics $411,614
Windlite Corp. -- To develop and demonstrate innovative power electronics to improve the efficiency of residential refrigerators by allowing for the operation of 3-phase motors in single-phase applications.
Prj. Mgr: T.S.(Jay) Jayadev, 650-964-1596 CEC: R. Michael Martin, 916-654-4039
2 Development of
an Advanced Indirect Heat Exchange Module $248,719
Davis Energy Group, Inc. -- To develop and test a heat exchanger for an advanced indirect evaporative cooler.
Prj. Mgr: Richard Bourne, 916-753-1100 CEC: Ray Darby, 916-654-5074
2 Conceptual Design
Energy Analysis Tool, CDEAT) $452,655
RLW Analytics, Inc. -- To develop an energy analysis module for inclusion in existing 3-D conceptual building design software used for commercial buildings.
Prj. Mgr: Tom Conlon, 707-939-8823 CEC: Tav Commins, 916-653-1598
2 Alternative to
Compressor Cooling: Phase V $713,246
Davis Energy Group, Inc. -- To develop and evaluate alternatives to compressor-cooling for residential buildings.
Prj. Mgr: David Springer, 916-753-1100 CEC: Randal Riedel, 916-654-4109
2 A Tool for the
Comprehensive Analysis of Low-Rise Residential Buildings $216,190
ELEY Associates -- To develop a Windows-based design and analysis tool that will assist homeowners and design professionals in evaluating the energy use of residential buildings, taking into account the new complexities of the restructured electricity market.
Prj. Mgr: Charles Eley, 415-957-1977 CEC: John Eash, 916-653-7181
2 HVAC Distribution
Systems in Commercial Buildings $537,000
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, LBL--- To refine or develop diagnostic tools for the measurement of the performance of commercial thermal distribution systems and to develop and evaluate duct improvement technologies for these systems.
Prj. Mgr: Mark P. Modera, 510-486-4678 CEC: Mazi Shirakh, 916-654-3839
2 Building Specification
Guidelines for Energy Efficiency $233,280
Eley Associates -- To develop a reference set of energy efficiency specifications for inclusion in construction documents for commercial buildings.
Prj. Mgr: Charles Eley, 415-957-1977 CEC: Virginia Lew, 916-654-3838
2 Design Refinement
and Demonstration of a Market-Optimized Residential Heat-Pump Water Heater
Arthur D. Little, Inc. -- To design, test and demonstrate a market-optimized residential heat-pump water heater.
Prj. Mgr: Robert A. Zogg, 617-498-6081 CEC: Tony Wong, 916-654-4015
2 Removing Key
Technical Barrier to Widespread Use of Advanced Absorption Cooling
GRI--- To develop and test new corrosive resistant materials for absorption coolers.
Prj. Mgr: Kevin Krist, 773-399-8211 CEC: Brad Meister, 916)653-1594
2 Improving Energy
Efficiency of Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Systems $276,165
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, PG&E--- To improve the energy efficiency of commercial kitchen ventilation systems by performing flow-visualization research and publishing design guidelines for the food service industry.
Prj. Mgr: Grant Brohard, 925-866-5713 CEC: Tony Wong, 916-654-4015
Power Management User Interface for Office Equipment $449,841
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBL--- To assess and develop power management interface standards for office equipment.
Prj. Mgr: Alan Meier, 510-486-4740 CEC: Joseph Wang, 916-654-4026
Home Energy Rating and Commissioning $710,000
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBL--- To develop diagnostic and audit tools, metrics for evaluating energy-related performance and commissioning guidelines for new and existing houses.
Prj. Mgr: Max H. Sherman, 510-486-4022 CEC: Ann Peterson, 916-654-4024
of Secondary Loop Supermarket Refrigeration Systems $300,000
Edison Technology solutions -- To design and test an energy efficient secondary loop refrigeration system for supermarkets.
Prj. Mgr: Ramin Faramarzi CEC: Nelson Pena, 916-654-4217
TOTAL FOR BUILDING END USE EFFICIENCY PROJECTS: $9,983,586
3. Environmental, subset:
water supply and treatment)
T Regional Ambient
Aerosol Study, RAAS) $399,000
PG&E -- To improve the scientific understanding of the PM10/PM2.5 problem in Northern Calif. with an emphasis on quantification of emissions, the chemistry and physics involved in transport, the formation and removal of PM10/PM2.5 and characterization of the meteorological conditions conducive to high PM 10/PM2.5 concentrations.
Prj. Mgr: Paul Solomon, 925-866-5879 CEC: Guido Franco, 916-654-3940
T Bird Strike Monitor
PG&E -- To continue development of an affordable, reliable and proven device to detect bird collisions with transmission and distribution wires.
Prj. Mgr: Sheila Byrne, 925-866-5987 CEC: Linda Spiegel, 916-654-4703
T Avian Powerline
PG&E -- To support PG&E's lead role in the Avian Powerline Interaction Committee, APLIC-and the presentation of a short course on preventing bird collisions and electrocutions.
Prj. Mgr: Sheila Byrne, 925-866-5887 CEC: Rick York, 916-3945
T Wildlife Interaction
with Utility Facilities $130,000
PG&E -- To conduct research to evaluate the durability of specialized add-on insulation products and perch deterrent products installed in the field to reduce wildlife electrocutions and resulting outages. In addition, research will be conducted to evaluate the usefulness of the GIS model that incorporates the PG&E electrical distribution network and predictable wildlife resources to reduce the risk for wildlife electrocutions/collisions and outages on selected circuits.
Prj. Mgr: Mark Dedon, 925-866-5829 CEC: Rick York, 916-3945
T Habitat and Species
Edison Technology Solutions -- To evaluate raptor use and mortality associated with power lines, identify where it occurs and develop recommendations to minimize such impacts during the siting and operation and maintenance of utility power lines. In addition, multiple species habitat conservation research and habitat evaluation will be performed to develop protocols for characterization and monitoring of critical Calif. habitat types to avoid or minimize impacts.
Prj. Mgr: Dan Pearson , 626-302-9562 CEC: Marc Sazaki, 916-654-5061
T Trenchless Burial
SDG&E -- To support the demonstration of three systems interrelated to underground distribution applications for the purpose of improving systems reliability and lower costs to ratepayers.
Prj. Mgr: Al Figueroa, 619-654-8614 CEC: Ellie Townsend-Smith, 916-654-4170
T Desert and Mountain
Air Transport, DMAT $825,000
Edison Technology Solutions -- To develop and apply new methods for characterizing and quantifying the regional transport and chemistry of visibility-impairing emissions leading to improvements in regional visibility in Calif..
Prj. Mgr: Vince Mirabella, 626-302-9748 CEC: Tuan Ngo, 916-654-3852
T Water and Wastewater
Edison Technology Solutions -- To provide design criteria for membrane reclamation plants including optimum membrane design flux and strategies for the recovery of backwash water.
Prj. Mgr: Lory Larsen, 626-812-7598 CEC: Wendell Bakken: , 916-654-4042
1 Golden Eagles
in a Perilous Landscape: Tracking the Effects of Mitigation for Energy-Based
Univ of Calif, Santa Cruz -- To study the effects of wind-energy mitigation measures on golden eagle mortality.
Prj. Mgr: Grainger Hunt,, 408-459-2466 CEC: Dick Anderson,, 916-654-4166
Applications for Potable Water Production and Protection of the Environment
Edison Technology Solutions -- To develop and test various electrotechnologies for potable water production and environmental protection.
Prj. Mgr: Lory Larson, 626-815-0520 CEC: Wendell Bakken, 916-654-4042
1 Global Climate
Change - Calif. Implications and Potential Costs $2,159,800
EPRI--- To assess the potential costs and implications to Calif. of global climate change.
Prj. Mgr: Renee Guild, 650-855-8987 CEC: Guido Franco, 916-654-3940
TOTAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROJECTS: $8,283,599
T Solid-Oxide Fuel
Cell/Micro Turbine Generation Hybrid $2,000,000
Edison Technology Solutions -- To demonstrate the proof-of-concept testing of the integration of a solid-oxide fuel cell and a micro turbine into a hybrid generation system that could offer significant efficiency and environmental advantages.
Prj. Mgr: Stephanie Hamilton, 626-815-0514 CEC: Sandy Miller, 916-654-4665
T Distributed Resources
SDG&E -- To demonstrate how fossil-fuel based distributed generation systems can be seamlessly integrated into an existing electric distribution system.
Prj. Mgr: Al Figueroa, 619-654-8614 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-657-4819
T Formation of
NOx in Industrial Gas Burners $335,000
Univ of Calif-Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To develop technologies to attain and maintain energy-efficient operation of natural gas industrial burners and stationary gas turbines with ultra-low emissions of nitrogen oxides.
Prj. Mgr: Jim Cole, 510-486-4123 CEC: Matt Layton, 916-654-3868
T Fuel Cell Development
and Demonstration $300,000
SDG&E -- To assist in the advancement of molten-carbonate fuel cell technology by testing a 75 kW fuel cell stack.
Prj. Mgr: Al Figueroa, 619-654-8614 CEC: Sandy Miller, 916-654-4665
T Micro Turbine
Generator (Distributed Generation) $500,000
Edison Technology solutions -- To develop and test small gas turbine, 30-60 kW-generation technology based on extrapolating an automotive design into a land-based generation unit.
Prj. Mgr: Stephanie Hamilton, 626-815-0514 CEC: Dave Hatfield, 916-654-7119
1 75-kW Molten-Carbonate
Fuel Cell Stack Verification Test $1,000,000
M-C Power Corp. -- To design and test a 75 kilowatt molten-carbonate fuel cell power generating system.
Prj. Mgr: Tom Benjamin, 630-986-8040, x159 CEC: Avtar Bening, 916-657-2002
1 Low NOx Gas Turbine
Combustors for Distributed Power Generation $878,788
Alzeta Corp. -- To test a low Nox combustor in gas turbines and turbine test cells.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Scott Smith, 408-727-8282 CEC: Dave Hatfield, 916-654-7119
Packaged Microcogeneration System $1,035,420
Aero Vironment, Inc. -- To develop and demonstrate an ultra-high-efficiency packaged micro-cogeneration system.
Prj. Mgr: Alec Brooks, 626-357-9983 CEC: Shahid Chaudhry, 916-654-4858
1 A Novel Steam
Reforming Reactor for Fuel Cell Distrib Power Gen $349,852
Energy and Environmental Research Corp. -- To develop and evaluate catalysts and sorbents for a steam reforming process within fuel cell systems.
Prj. Mgr: Jerald Cole, 714-859-8851 CEC: Avtar Bining, 916-657-2002
1 MW-Class Pressurized
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell/Gas Turbine Power System Demonstration Project
Westinghouse Electric Company -- To design a mega-watt class pressurized solid oxide fuel cell/gas turbine power system.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Stephen E. Veyo, 412-256-1901 CEC: Prab Sethi, 916-654-4509
1 Durability of
Catalytic Combustion Systems $1,316,303
Catalytica Combustion Systems, Inc. -- To develop and demonstrate a catalytic combustion system.
Prj. Mgr: Tom Morjig, 650-940-6371 CEC: Dave Hatfield, 916-654-7119
1 Energy Efficient,
Low Emission, Cost Effective MicroPilot Ignited Natural Gas Engine Driven
Genset for Deregulated, Distributed Power Generation Markets $982,528
GRI--- To develop and demonstrate a micropilot-ignited natural gas engine.
Prj. Mgr: Lou A. Lautman, 773-399-5461 CEC: Shahid Chaudry, 916-654-4858
2 Intelligent Software
Agents for Control & Scheduling of Distributed Generation $554,010
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc. -- To develop and demonstrate software for the scheduling and control of distributed energy resources in a competitive market.
Prj. Mgr: Gerald L. Gibson, 619-560-7182 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-654-4819
2 Catalytic Combustor
- Fired Industrial Gas Turbine for Distributed Power & Cogeneration
Solar Turbines, Inc. -- To develop an ultra-low Nox catalytic combustion system for industrial gas turbines in distributed power and cogeneration applications.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Ken Smith, 619-544-5539 CEC: Dave Hatfield, 916-654-7119
TOTAL FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY-PREFERRED ADVANCED
GENERATION PROJECTS: $11,066,444
PV-Chargeport Demonstration $90,000
SDG&E -- To demonstrate how a PV-covered parking system can provide grid support and electric vehicle charging.
Prj. Mgr: Kimberly Cresencia, 619-654-1107 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-654-4819
Edison Technology Solutions -- To operate and monitor several photovoltaic systems to evaluate their year-round performance and efficiency.
Prj. Mgr: Steve Taylor, 626-815-0530 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-657-4819
T SolarTwo $1,200,000
Edison Technology Solutions -- To continue the operation, maintenance, testing and evaluation of the 10 MW Solar Two Central Receiver Project. The project is designed to yield system and subsystem performance and design improvement information to validate the operational, maintenance and technical characteristics of molten nitrate salt receiver and storage technologies and reduce the economic and technical risks.
Prj. Mgr: Michael E. Hence, 626-302-3950 CEC: Alec Jenkins, 916-654-4597
T Solar Dish/Stirling
Edison Technology Solutions -- To purchase, install and test a 25 kW solar dish/Stirling generation system for a full year in a Calif. climate.
Prj. Mgr: Steve Taylor, 626-815-0530 CEC: Arnie Ward, 916-657-4630
1 Powertherm, A
Photovoltaic/Thermal Hybrid Commercial Roofing System $542,362
Powerlight Corp. -- To develop and test a commercial photovoltaic/thermal solar collector system.
Prj. Mgr: Thomas Dinwoodie, 510-540-0550, x227 CEC: Arnie Ward, 916-657-4630
1 Residential Electric
Power Security $426,343
Utility Power Group, Inc. -- To develop and test a residential rooftop photovoltaic system.
Prj. Mgr: Gilbert Duran, 818-700-1995 CEC: Shahid Chaudhry, 916-654-4858
1 Development of
an Extended Induction Logging Tool for Geothermal Exploration and Field
Electromagnetic Instruments, Inc. -- To develop and test an extended logging tool for geothermal exploration and field development.
Prj. Mgr: Michael Wilt, 510-232-7997 CEC: Dr. Val Tiangco, 916-654-4664
1 Hybrid Solar-Fossil
EDTEK -- To demonstrate a hybrid solar-fossil thermophotovoltaic cogeneration technology.
Prj. Mgr: W. Ed Horne, 253-395-8084 CEC: Prab Sethi, 916-654-4509
1 Powerwheel Demonstration
Powerwheel Associates -- To develop and demonstrate a 75 kW low-head hydroelectric technology.
Prj. Mgr: Kenneth Broome, 650-529-1810 CEC: Shahid Chaudry, 916-654-4858
1 Powerguard PV
System, Adv Manuf. Development and Scale-Up $958,991
Powerlight Corp. -- To develop manufacturing methods for a roof tile photovoltaic product.
Prj. Mgr: Thomas Dinwoodie, 510-540-0550, Ext. 227 CEC: Arnie Ward, 916-657-4630
1 Next Generation
Wind Turbine Development Project $950,000
The Wind Turbine Company -- To develop and test a 350 kW wind turbine.
Prj. Mgr: Lawrence W. Miles, 425-637-1470 CEC: Dr. Val Tiangco, 916-654-4664
1 Natural Gas Cofiring
in Biomass Fueled Boilers $655,702
GRI--- To develop and test a low-NOx burner for cofiring applications in biomass-fueled boilers.
Prj. Mgr: Isaac Chan, 773-399-5411 CEC: Dr. Val Tiangco, 916-654-4664
1 Design &
Optimization of a Solar-Fired Double Effect Absorption Chiller $150,000
Bergquam Energy Systems -- To design and optimize a solar-fired 2E absorption chiller.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Jim Bergquam, 916-383-9425 CEC: Prab Sethi, 916-654-4509
1 Power Conditioning
Unit Test Center at PVUSA $374,847
Sacramento Municipal Utility District, SMUD--- To develop a power conditioning/converting unit test center at PVUSA.
Prj. Mgr: Dan Whitney, 916-732-5351 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-657-4819
2 Utilization of
Waste Renewable Fuels in Boiler with Minimization of Pollutant Emissions
Energy and Environmental Research Corp. -- To research and develop a hybrid combustion/gasification technology that utilizes low-grade biomass and waste fuels to reduce pollutant emissions in existing biomass boilers.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Vladimir Zamansky, 949-859-8851 CEC: Dr. Val Tiangco, 916-654-4664
2 Collins Pine
Co. BCI Cogeneration Project $1,148,961
Collins Pine Company -- To develop and demonstrate how co-locating a biomass-to-ethanol, and other co-products-manufacturing facility with a biomass electric generator can improve the economic viability of biomass power plants.
Prj. Mgr: L.W. Potts, Jr., 530-258-2111 CEC: Dr. Val Tiangco, 916-654-4664
TOTAL FOR RENEWABLE PROJECTS:
T Dynamic Circuit
Thermal Line Rating $110,000
SDG&E -- To develop improved estimates of conventional fixed normal and emergency transmission line thermal ratings and demonstrate the feasibility of real-time transmission line ratings using dynamic thermal line ratings.
Prj. Mgr: Bill Torre, 619-696-4880 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
T Electric System
Seismic Safety and Reliability $1,000,000
PG&E -- To develop methods and technologies that can be applied to reduce the earthquake vulnerability and improve the seismic reliability and safety of electric transmission and distribution systems.
Prj. Mgr: William, Woody-Savage, 415-973-3116 CEC: Judy Grau 99160 654-4206
T System Stability
and Reliability $100,000
SDG&E -- To investigate the feasibility of implementing Flexible AC Transmission, FACTS-devices on Extra High Voltage, EHV-transmission lines for the purpose of increasing power transfer capability and import capability.
Prj. Mgr: Ali Yari, 619-696-2755 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
T Phasor Measurement
Edison Technology Solutions -- To provide real-time monitoring and potential of future control of the Western Systems Coordinating Council, WSCC-electric power grid using Phasor Measurement Units, PMU), which are low-cost sensors that measure voltage, current phase angles and magnitudes. The project will develop a system to pool date from all Major WSCC members and make it available to all participating members. The system will allow various energy control centers and systems to monitor the entire WSCC system.
Prj. Mgr: Mohan Kondragunta, 626-815-0507 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
T USAT MOD-2
Edison Technology Solutions -- To continue satellite communication development toward high-data rate supervisory monitoring, control and energy event-driven applications.
Prj. Mgr: Bob Yinger, 626-815-0508 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
T Energy Source
Stabilizer (ESS) $250,000
Edison Technology Solutions -- To develop an Energy Source Stabilizer, ESS-that functions through a generating machine governor or other electronics-controlled power device, i.e. battery energy storage systems, superconducting magnetic energy storage systems or high-voltage DC lines).
Prj. Mgr: Mohan Kondragunta, 626-815-0507 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
T Substation Reliability
Edison Technology Solutions -- To increase system efficiency, reliability and capacity and to reduce operation and maintenance costs of substations.
Prj. Mgr: Alonso Rodrigues, 626-302-8423 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
Univ of Calif - Calif. Institute for Energy Efficiency -- To provide new technology and applications knowledge that will reduce the energy intensity and improve the performance of laboratory-type facilities.
Contract Project Mgr; Karl Brown, 510-486-5338 CEC: Wendell Bakken, 916-654-4042
2 Development of
a Real-Time Monitoring Dynamic Rating System for Overhead Lines
Engineering Data Management, Inc. -- To develop and demonstrate a system for real-time monitoring of conductor clearances/sags in power lines.
Prj. Mgr: Andrew H. Stewart, 970-204-4001 CEC: Linda Davis, 916-654-3848
2 Development of
a Composite Reinforced Aluminum Conductor $75,000
W. Brandt Goldsworthy & Associates, Inc. -- To develop a composite reinforced aluminum conductor for use in electricity transmission systems.
Prj. Mgr: W. Brandt Goldsworthy, 310-375-4565 CEC: Jon Edwards, 916-654-4851
2 2 kWhr Flywheel
Energy Storage System $1,057,406
Trinity Flywheel Power -- To demonstrate a 2 kWhr flywheel energy storage system for distributed generation and load shifting that is directly scaleable to 10 kWhr.
Prj. Mgr: John Eastwood, 415-362-0634 CEC: Jamie Patterson, 916-654-4819
Surge Protection Thyristor for Distribution System Reliability
Energy Compression Research Corp. -- To design and build a prototype light-activated surge protection thyristor with a high-current capacity that will increase distribution system reliability by preventing surge-initiated cascading electrical failures.
Prj. Mgr: Andrew W. Palowitch, 619-450-6612 CEC: Jon Edwards, 916-654-4851
2 Sagging Line
Mitigator, SLiM) $900,000
Materials Integrity Solutions, Inc. -- To develop and test a sagging line mitigator to automatically counteract the sagging of high voltage transmission lines due to high ambient temperature and current flow.
Prj. Mgr: Dr. Manuchehr Shirmohamadi, 510-594-0300 CEC: Jon Edwards, 916-654-4851
TOTAL FOR STRATEGIC PROJECTS: