Combined Heat and Power Partnership
Joint Renewable Energy and Advanced Generation
|Date Last Updated||10/23/2013|
|Incentive Administrator/Contact Office||California Energy Commission|
|Incentive Initiation Date||10/11/2013|
|Incentive Expiration Date||12/6/2013|
|Incentive Size and Funding Source||This solicitation is sponsored by the California Energy Commission's Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Natural Gas Program. It supports research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects on renewable energy, advanced generation, and energy-related environmental research. There is $5,400,000 available for the agreements resulting from this solicitation. The amount will be divided among the four research areas as follows: |
|Eligible Recipient||This solicitation is open to all entities other than publicly-owned utilities (POUs).|
|Eligible Fuel||Does Not Specify|
|Eligible Project Size (MW)||Does Not Specify.|
|Minimum Efficiency Required (%)||Does Not Specify.|
|Other Selected Eligibility Criteria||Demonstration projects must be located in the service area of a California natural gas IOU. However, researchers may be located in POU service areas.|
|Utility||IOUs include the following California public utilities: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, and Southern California Gas Company.|
|Application Form(s)||Application (DOC) (3 pp, 35K)|
|Other Incentive Details||A. Localized Efficient and Advanced Power and Heat Systems (LEAPS)|
This topic supports research to improve the performance and advance the market penetration of distributed generation (DG), combined heat and power (CHP), and combined cooling heating and power (CCHP), with the broad objectives of: increasing efficiency; reducing cost and emissions; increasing use of renewable and alternative fuels; and improving the reliability, load factors, and operational flexibility of integrated systems used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications for electricity generation, space conditioning, and process heating and/or cooling.
B. Combined Heat and Power Applications for Associated Gas from Oil and Gas Production Fields (AGOGF)
This topic supports research to address technical and economic challenges to the development and market deployment of DG/CHP systems that use associated gas from oil and gas production fields.
C. Reliable Power through Accelerated Demonstration and Deployment of Distributed Generation/Combined Heat and Power in Select Southern California Regions
Projects submitted under this topic must be located in the Los Angeles Basin and San Diego County. This topic supports RD&D that will accelerate the deployment of localized power generation and CHP. This will provide reliability support to southern California (particularly the Los Angeles Basin and San Diego areas affected by the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station) while addressing the efficient use of natural gas and other local resources. DG and CHP fueled by natural gas, biogas, renewable natural gas, or a combination of other local alternative fuels are among the key preferred resources identified by a multi-agency initiative on reliability issues in the region. DG and CHP can help to provide additional generation capacity to the distribution grid level, and/or to reduce the load and demand from the grid by providing generating capacity at the user level.
D. Air Quality Implications of Using Biogas (AQIB) to Replace Natural Gas
This topic supports: (1) research on how to reduce emissions for the direct use of biogas/biomethane; (2) potential operational issues associated with use of low heating value gas; and (3) post-combustion technologies.