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Fuel Cell Projects


Verizon Data Center Facility
Zanker Road, San Jose

 

OHR Energy provided design-build EPC services to ClearEdge Power for the installation of an 800kW fuel cell cogeneration system. The project included heat recovery of the high grade hot water through an absorption chiller to create 90 Tons of chilled water. This chilled water was tied into the existing Verizon chilled water system, and reduces the load on the existing electric chillers. The electrical from the fuel cells was connected in parallel with PG&E and was tied in at the existing Verizon 21 KV switchgear. This project was completed in December 2013.


Verizon Data Center Facility
KOVR Dr., West Sacramento

 

OHR Energy provided design-build EPC services to ClearEdge Power for the installation of a 1,200kW fuel cell cogeneration system. The project included heat recovery of the high grade hot water through an absorption chiller to create 135 Tons of chilled water. This chilled water was tied into the existing Verizon chilled water system, and reduces the load on the existing electric chillers. The electrical from the fuel cells was connected in parallel with PG&E and was tied into both electrical services that provide power to the facility. Because there is 800kW tied into one service and 400kW tied into the second service, the entire system is designed to Net Energy Meter. This project was completed in December 2013.


CBS Televison City
4800 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

 

OHR Energy was the successful bidder to UTC Power to perform construction and installation services for three 400kW PureCell fuel cell systems, totaling 1,200 kW. The system recovers energy from the low grade hot water loop of one fuel cell to supply the facility with its domestic hot water needs. The energy from the high grade hot water system is utilized to offset their existing high temp hot water boiler loop as well as sent to a 50 Ton absorption chiller that offsets the chilled water demand on their existing electrical boilers. The system also incorporates a “grid independent” feature, which allows the fuel cells to power specific critical loads, including chilled water pumps and cooling towers, in the facility during a utility outage.


CBS Studio Center
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA

 

OHR Energy was hired by UTC Power to act as the EPC contractor for the 1,200 kW fuel cell cogeneration system installed at CBS Studio Center. This project is unique in that it is the largest indoor fuel cell system in the UTC fuel cell fleet. At CBS we designed and installed three PureCell 400 power plants inside the original CBS generator room that previously housed multiple DC generators installed over 50 years ago. The design of this system is unique because it includes several additional safeguards associated with installing a fuel cell indoors including ventilation flow monitoring, gas sensors & fire alarm monitoring. The system includes heat recovery on the high grade hot water loop by providing 135 Tons of chilled water via a World Energy absorption chiller. This system also provides the studio with “grid independent” power, which allows the main chiller plant and pumps to run during a LADWP utility grid outage.


California State University, San Bernardino
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA

 California State University, San Bernardino

OHR Energy was awarded the EPC contract to Engineer, design and install a FuelCell Energy 1.4MW DFC1500 fuel cell power plant. Similar to the system installed at CSU East Bay, the fuel cell system will be a utility owned fuel cell, located on the campus of CSU-San Bernardino. The system will include a high temperature hot water heat recovery system, which will offset NG consumption on the hot water boilers located in the campus central plant. The system installation was completed in May 2012, and was interconnected to the SCE grid shortly after completion.


City of San Jose Water Pollution Control Facility
700 Los Esteros Road
San Jose, CA

 City of San Jose Water Pollution Control Facility

We completed the fuel cell cogeneration facility at the City of San Jose Water Pollution Control Plant. The system consists of a 1.4MW FCE DFC1500 fuel cell, gas conditioning system and heat recovery system. The fuel cell was designed to run on natural gas and treated anaerobic digester gas. To clean the gas produced in the plant anaerobic digesters we installed a gas conditioning system consisting of regenerating siloxane removal vessels (SAG), sulfur removal vessels (H2S), moisture removal and a gas compression skid. The cogeneration portion of the project involved the recovery of exhaust heat from the fuel cell. The hot water was tied into the plants existing hot water loop to supply heat to the digesters. The electrical interconnection to the plant was made at 12KV, and ties into the plants main switchgear feeding the entire plant. Project was completed in February 2012.


California State University East Bay - PG&E Fuel Cell Project
Hayward, CA

 California State University East Bay

OHR Energy was awarded the EPC contract to Engineer, design and install a FuelCell Energy 1.4MW DFC1500 fuel cell power plant. The system will be a utility owned fuel cell, located on the campus of CSU-East Bay (CSU-Hayward Hills). The system will include a hot water heat recovery system. CSU-East Bay plans to utilize the waste heat for heating a swimming pool. They also plant to utilize the waste water for landscape irrigation. The system became operational in 2011. In conjunction with the installation of the fuel cell power plants, CSU-East Bay plans to incorporate the fuel cell technology in to their respective curriculums to teach students and the public about the benefits of fuel cell systems.


University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA

 University of California San Diego

OHR Energy was chosen as the EPC contractor to design, engineer, construct & install a 2.8MW fuel cell cogeneration system. At UCSD, OHR Energy was the first to install the FuelCell Energy 2.8MW DFC3000 anywhere in the country. The fuel cell at UCSD is part of a larger project that involves the clean up, CO2 removal and injection of anaerobic digester gas from the Point Loma waste water treatment plant into SDG&E natural gas lines. That gas is then consumed in the fuel cell at UCSD, resulting in a truly renewable fuel cell power. The waste heat from the fuel cell exhaust will be used in an absorption chiller, which will supplement the chilled water demand currently supplied by electric chillers. The chilled water from the fuel cell absorption chilled will be tied into the existing chilled water lines that run throughout the campus. The project was completed and commissioned in July 2011.


South Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility
2411 Dairy Mart Road
San Diego, CA

 South Bay Wastewater Treatment Facility

OHR Energy was chosen as the EPC contractor to design, engineer, construct & install a 1.4MW fuel cell cogeneration system. The fuel cell at South Bay is also part of the project where anaerobic digester gas from the Point Loma waste water treatment plant is cleaned up, CO2 is removed and the gas is injected into the SDG&E natural gas lines. That gas is then consumed in the fuel cell at South Bay, resulting in a truly renewable fuel cell power. The project was completed and commissioned in July 2011.


Eastern Municipal Water District – Moreno Valley
17040 Kitching St.
Moreno Valley, CA

This system was designed for a final build out of five 300KW DFC300MA fuel cell power plants. We installed the infrastructure for a total of five 300KW DFC300MA, foundations, electrical and piping for four total units and installed three DFC300MA units. This system was designed to run on natural gas and treated anaerobic digester gas. To clean the gas produced in the plant we installed a gas conditioning system consisting of Siloxane removal vessels (SAG), sulfur removal vessels (H2S) and a compression skid. The cogeneration portion of the project involved the recovery of exhaust heat from the fuel cells, using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water was tied into the plants existing hot water loop to supply heat to the digesters. The electrical interconnection to the plant was made at 480V, and ties into the plants main switchgear feeding the enire plant. Project was completed in March 2009.


Inland Empire Water Quality Control Plant

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility a Waste Water Treatment Plant located in the Inland Empire, CA. This system consisted of the first 1200KW DFC1500MA fuel cell power plant, with the infrastructure sized to accommodate a future second 1200KW DFC1500MA power plant. This system was designed to run on treated anaerobic digester gas. OHR Energy designed and installed the interfacing electrical and piping of a gas conditioning system consisting of Siloxane removal vessels (SAG), sulfur removal vessels (H2S) and a compression skid. The cogeneration portion of this project involved the recovering of exhaust heat using a single heat recovery unit to produce hot water. The hot water loop was tied into the plants existing hot water loop that supply’s heat to the digesters as well as heating for their administration buildings and a absorption chiller that provides air conditioning to the administration buildings. Electrically we had to design the switchgear to interconnect with an existing IC Engine cogeneration system, and installed a step up transformer in order to connect to the plant at 12KV. Project completed in April 2008.


Dublin San Ramon Services District
Pleasanton, CA

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility at the Dublin San Ramon Service District’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. This system consisted of two 300KW DFC300MA fuel cell power plants, with the infrastructure sized to accommodate a future third 300KW DFC300MA power plant. This system was designed to run on treated anaerobic digester gas. OHR Energy designed and installed the interfacing electrical and piping of a gas conditioning system consisting of Siloxane removal vessels (SAG), sulfur removal vessels (H2S) and a compression skid. The cogeneration portion of this project involved the recovering of exhaust heat using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water loop was tied into the plants existing hot water loop that supply’s heat to the digester as well as heating for their administration buildings. Electrically we had to design the switchgear to interconnect with an existing IC Engine cogeneration system, which connects to the plant at 480V. Project completed December 2007.


City of Tulare Waste Water Treatment Plant
Paige St.
Tulare, CA

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a fuel cell cogeneration facility at the City of Tulare’s Waste Water Treatment Plant. This system consisted of three (3) - 300KW DFC300MA fuel cell power plants, with the infrastructure sized to accommodate a future fourth 300KW unit. This system was designed to run on treated anaerobic digester gas. OHR Energy designed and installed a gas conditioning system consisting of a sulfur removal water tower, Siloxane removal vessels (SAG), sulfur removal vessels (H2S) and a compression skid. The cogeneration portion of this project involved the recovering of exhaust heat using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water loop was tied into the plants existing hot water loop that supply’s heat to the digester. Electrically, we designed the switchgear to interconnect with an existing IC Engine cogeneration system, which connects to the plant at 480V. This project was completed in October 2007.


TST Inc.
11601 Etiwanda Ave.
Fontana, CA 92337

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility at TST Inc., an aluminum scrap metal smelter. This installation was unique in that it was the first FuelCell Energy system installed in an extremely harsh, industrial environment. It was also unique because is was a system that involved the installation of two 250KW DFC300A fuel cell power plants, as well as four 60 kw Capstone Micro-turbines, which were provided by the AQMD. The cogeneration portion of this system involved recovering the exhaust heat using multiple air-to-air heat recovery units, which produced hot air for baghouse filter heat needs. This heat recovery allowed for the gas burner to that previously heated the baghouse filter to be turned off. Electrically the fuel cell and micro-turbines we brought to a common 480 switchgear section and interconnected at 480V. As a part of our contract we were responsible for all interconnections with SCE, including the Rule 21 interconnection and new gas meter. Project was completed in August 2006.


Westin – San Francisco Airport
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility using two 250KW DFC300MA fuel cell power plants fueled by natural gas. This project involved the installation of the first DFC300MA in California. The cogeneration portion of this project involved recovering the exhaust heat using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water was then piped into the hotels central plant and tied into the heat loop supplement the buildings heating needs. The electrical connection to the hotel was made at 480V, therefore no transformer was required. As a part of our contract we were responsible for all interconnections with PG&E, including the Rule 21 interconnection and new gas meter. Project completed November 2006.


San Diego Sheraton – West Tower
1381 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 90101

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility using two 250KW DFC300MA fuel cell power plants fueled by natural gas. This project involved the installation of the first DFC300MA in California. The cogeneration portion of this project involved recovering the exhaust heat using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water was then piped into the hotels central plant and tied into the heat loop supplement the buildings heating needs. This project required that the nitrogen 6-packs be located remotely from the fuel cells, similar to the situation at both the UCSD & SBWRF sites, and a nitrogen delivery system was installed. The electrical connection to the hotel was made at 480V, therefore no transformer was required. As a part of our contract we were responsible for all interconnections with SDG&E, including the Rule 21 interconnection and new gas meter. Because the hotel sits on the San Diego harbor, we were required to get approval from the San Diego Port Authority, which we were successful in doing. Project was completed in July, 2006.


San Diego Sheraton – East Tower
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 90101

OHR Energy was awarded the design-build EPC contract to construct a cogeneration facility using four 250KW DFC300A fuel cell power plants fueled by natural gas. The cogeneration portion of this project involved recovering the exhaust heat using multiple heat recovery units to produce hot water. The hot water was then tied into the heating loop of the hotel pool via a plate and frame heat exchanged to supplement the pool heat needs. The electrical connection to the hotel was made at 12KV, therefore a step up transformer was installed. This site also required that a water pre-treatment skid be installed to clean up the water prior to the fuel cells. As a part of our contract we were responsible for all interconnections with SDG&E, including the Rule 21 interconnection and new gas meter. Because the hotel sits on the San Diego harbor, we were required to get approval from the San Diego Port Authority, which we were successful in doing. The project was completed in November, 2005.