Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program
1999-2000 SPENDING PLANS
October 25, 1999
 
 

KEY
Contracts approved and initiated blue
Contracts or NOPA under development - red
Activity not initiated - green


RENEWABLE ENERGY ($10.5 million)

<> Collaborative Agreements or Sole Source Contracts ($2.7 million)

Making Renewables More Affordable
Byproduct development: lignin testing ($500k): (Q2)
Lower cost utility-scale wind turbines: Phase 2 ($1 million) (Q3)

Cross Cutting Analytical Tools
Strategic Value Analysis: ($300k) (Q2)
Market Assessments: ($360k) (Q2)
Quantification of Benefits from Renewable Electricity: ($60k) (Q2)

<> COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS ($7.2 million)

Small Modular Biomass CNS ($1.3 million) (Q2)
Making Renewables More Affordable ($2.8 million)
Reducing capital and/or O&M costs, developing value added products, capturing non-energy benefits, etc. (Q3)

Increasing Reliability and Dispatchability of Renewables ($1.8 million)
Co-firing, hybrid systems, lower cost storage, etc. (Q4)

Increasing Environmental Benefits ($1.3 million)
Increasing use of waste fuels, reduced air, water or land impacts, etc. (Q4)

<> MEMBERSHIPS ($581k)

EPRI (1999)

Renewables Target ($331k) (Q1)

Wind Forecasting Model: Tailored Collaborative ($250k) (Q2)


ENVIR. PREF. ADV. GENERATION (EPAG) ($9.92 Million)

<> INTERGOV/TARGETED SOLE SOURCE ($3.7 million)

Advanced Turbine Generators
    MT Demo&Testing ($500k)
    Development of Ultra-Low Nox Surface Stabilized Combustor ($1,000k)

Fuel Cells (FC)
    Residential-Scale FC Testing & Evaluation ($500k)
    Dynamic Models for FC Systems ($400k)
    FC Performance Analysis Tools ($300k)

Cross-Cutting and Other EPAG Technologies
    Unanticipated opportunities ($1,000k)
 
 

<> COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS ($5.5 million)

Advanced Turbine Generators
    Targeted MT Development ($2,000k)

Fuel Cells
    Targeted FC Development ($2,000k)
    Total FC Power Plant System Performance ($300k)

Cross-Cutting and Other EPAG Technologies
    Power Conditioner Unit ($200k)+
    Innovative projects grant ($1,000k)
 
 

<> MEMBEERSHIPS ($0.72million)

Cross-Cutting and Other EPAG Technologies
    EPRI ($155k)*
    IC Engine For DG
    FC DG Systems
    GRI Advanced SOFC ($68k)*

    GRI Reciprocating Engine Collaborative ($500k)

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*These projects are being co-funded with at least one other PIER program area.
*The estimated cost in this table is only the EPAG portion of the total cost.
+ Only successful EPAG projects selected competitively in the Small Grants Program will be eligible.


BUILDINGS PROGRAM AREA ($10M)

<> INTERGOV/TARGETED SOLE SOURCE ($1.0 - 1.5M)

ASHRAE (Sole Source)
Staff developing draft contract.

ARTI HVAC (Sole Source)
Staff reviewing collaboration opportunities

DOE Building America (Intergovernmental Agreement)
Staff developing draft contract and continuing discussions with DOE to develop EE residential systems designs in CA inland regions

<> COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS ($8M)

Programmatic Solicitation ($6M)
Responds Across Technologies to Issues, Goals, Objectives
RFP release 7/99; Proposals due 9/99; NOPA anticipated 11/99

{ Awards were announced Nov 8 --
http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/1999-11-08_notice_awards.html
http://www.energy.ca.gov/contracts/1999-11-08_PIER_AWARD.PDF }

Targeted Solicitation ($2M)
Planning (including public focus group meetings) Begin 1/00
Anticipated solicitation 6/00
 

<> MEMBERSHIPS ($.35M)

EPRI
1 TC ($126k) and 1 Target ($40k) approved 7/99

Lighting Research Center (LRC) ($50k)
Staff developing draft contract

Gas Research Institute (GRI)
1 Target approved 7/99 ($77k)

Center for the Built Environment (CBE) ($30k)
Membership approved 8/99
 


INDUSTRIAL/AG/WATER PROGRAM ($15.3M)

<> INTERGOV/TARGETED SOLE SOURCE Total $ 5.8M

UC DAVIS
Ozone for replacing Methyl Bromide, irrigation scheduling, dairy wastewater treatment $ 1.8 M

CAL POLY
Optimizing California agricultural water delivery $ 1.5 M

CIEE/LBL $ 0.5 M
Hi-Tech Industry Clean-room Initiative

WATER-ENERGY R&D $ 2.0 M
Water Energy Research

<> COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS Total $ 7.9 M

MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY AND INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT $ 1.0 M
RFP under development

FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY $ 2.0 M
Industry analysis completed
RFP under development

CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY EFFICIENCY RD&D $ 2.5 M
RFP under development

CROSSCUTTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR HIGH IMPACT BUSINESS SECTORS $ 1.5 M

<> MEMBERSHIPS Total $1.6M

ELECTRIC POWER RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Eight Targets ($ 1.4 M/yr)
TC Projects ($ 0.5 M/yr)
Tech Transfer

GAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Two Programs (0.2 M)
Tech Transfer


ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM AREA ($10.6M)

<> INTERGOV/TARGETED SOLE SOURCE ($3.5M)

Central California Ozone Study ($3M)
approved 6/99, work statement under development

Transmission Line Right of Way($300k)
Staff reviewing collaborative opportunities

Developing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Methodologies ($200k)
Staff reviewing collaborative opportunities
 
 

<> COMPETITIVE SOLICITATIONS ($5.5M)

Alternative cooling water strategies ($2M)
    Targeted solicitation planning (including public focus group meetings) Begin 1/00
    Anticipated solicitation 6/00
Evaluate, select and fund promising electro-technologies ($3M)
    Targeted solicitation planning (including public focus group meetings) Begin 3/00
    Anticipated solicitation 9/00
Innovative Concept Support Phase I and II ($500k)
    Staff developing plan in cooperation with grant manager
 
 

<> MEMBERSHIPS ($1.6M)

Decrease impacts of power plant water intakes on fish populations ($357k) approved 7/99
Develop cumulative impact models for assessing the impacts of hydro-facilities on watersheds ($179k) approved 7/99
Improve water management practices in power plants ($138k) approved 7/99
Modeling integrated analysis of pollution discharges to air, water, and soil at energy facilities ($690k) approved 7/99
Tailored Collaborative on Dry Cooling Technology ($200k)
    Staff developing draft contract


STRATEGIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ($11.6 Million)
 

<> Targeted and Negotiated ($1.8 million)

Interconnection Standards ($300K)

Interconnection Hardware ($400k)

Power Quality ($600 K)

Storage ($600 k)

<> Programmatic ($5.2 million)

System reliability ($2.4 million/yr for 3 years)

Seismic Studies ($1.8 million/yr for three years)

Distributed Energy Collaborative ($1 million/yr for three years)
 
 

<> MEMBERSHIPS ( $2.6 Million)

    EPRI
    GRI

Special Opportunity
    CINS ($1 million/yr for three years)

Unplanned Opportunity ($1 million)