Energy Engineering

  • Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • Retrocommissioning (RCx)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Demand Response
  • Energy Efficiency Audits, ASHRAE Levels I,II,III
  • Normalized Meter Based Energy Consumption (NMEC)
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • Advanced Energy Storage
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
  • Measurement and Verification (M&V)

Technologists with the power to investigate, analyze, calculate, and document all aspects of electromechanical systems

Distributed Power Generation Capabilities

Technology Evaluation

AESC has extensive experience in the economic and performance evaluation of advanced generating technologies for distributed applications, including fuel cells, microturbines, reciprocating gensets and photovoltaics, as well as wind, industrial and aeroderivative gas turbines. AESC offers technology evaluation results for application development, strategic investment and/or competitive intelligence.

Performance Testing & Monitoring

Distributed generator performance helps manage O&M costs. AESC provides electrical and thermo-hydraulic performance testing for all distributed generating technologies. Tests are custom-designed for client objectives and budgets. AESC also offers remote monitoring and control system installation for clients wishing to institute central management for a fleet of distributed generators.

Market Assessments

AESC specializes in market assessments for the restructured electric markets domestically and internationally. AESC’s capabilities include market definition, segmentation and penetration projections.

Natural Gas Fuel Distribution Support

For those distributed generators fueled with natural gas, AESC offers expertise in natural gas distribution system design that includes gas distribution piping systems, regulator stations and meter sets.

Distributed & Renewable Power Generation Projects

Self-Generation Incentive Program and California Solar Initiative Implementation

AESC provides technical support services to the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) and California Solar Initiative (CSI).

California Solar Initiative (CSI) Expected Performance-Based Buydown Calculator

AESC developed and implemented the CSI Expected Performance-Based Buydown (EPBB) calculator, which is used for determining the upfront incentive for photovoltaic systems under 50 kW that apply to the California Solar Initiative.

Utility Fuel Cell Siting Study

AESC evaluated 12 candidate PG&E customer sites for the installation of natural gas fuel cells that would be owned and operated by PG&E and that would export all of their electric output to the utility grid.

Alternative Energy Source Study

For the Livermore-Amador Valley Water Management Authority, AESC analyzed a variety of self-generation options for the 3-MW pumping station in Pleasanton.

Self-Generation Study

AESC analyzed alternatives for electric power generation at the two South Bay Union School District facilities: Oneonta and Sunny Slope schools.

Telluride Distributed Generator Study

Under a contract with the U.S. Forest Service, AESC developed 10 to 30 MW local gas turbine generator concepts as alternatives to a 115 kV transmission line upgrade in the Southwest Colorado area.

Self-Generation Incentive Program and California Solar Initiative Technical Support

AESC provides technical support to the PG&E for the review of SGIP and CSI applications. In this effort, AESC personnel receive PG&E SGIP and CSI applications, and analyze the waste heat utilization performance, reliability criteria, emissions, forecasted new load and renewable fuel resource assessments to determine eligibility.

SGIP Technical Support & Application Tracking Database

Under this contract, AESC developed, implemented and maintains SoCalGas’ SGIP application tracking database system. The MS Access-based system provides detailed tracking of applications and generates milestone correspondence letters to applicants.

SGIP Support

AESC provides direct technical support to the SGIP & CSI Working Group (WG). The WG consists of the SGIP administrators (SCE, PG&E, SoCalGas and CCSE) and representatives from the CEC, CPUC and SDG&E.

Renewable Fuel Cell Siting Study

PG&E contracted AESC to determine the best fuel cell power plant configuration for the Corcoran California State Prison. AESC reviewed facility load, renewable fuel availability and existing infrastructure to determine the best location for a 1.2 MW fuel cell power plant.

San Diego County Office of Education Alternative Energy Project

AESC analyzed alternatives for electric power generation at the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Linda Vista Road central facilities.