FEATURED MULTI-PARTY PROGRAM
California Utilities Partnering for Energy Efficiency
Developed by Frontier Energy’s Food Service Technology Center, the California Foodservice Resource Centers offer free, educational foodservice-specific seminars, expert energy advice, equipment demos and more. Operated by the California Investor-Owned Utilities (Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric and Pacific Gas and Electric Company), California Foodservice Resource Centers provide services at no cost to the foodservice customer.
Since 2000, we have provided staffing and management for CaFCP, a public-private collaborative recognized worldwide as the epicenter for market introduction of FCEVs and retail hydrogen station. Our staff’s dedication, expertise, and creativity helped bring the technology from “someday” to now available.
The Frontier Energy team catalyzes stakeholders, vehicle and station operators, regulatory agencies, and the codes and standards community. We guide the creation of technology roadmaps and action plans; lead marketing and outreach; develop training materials; and develop the Station Operational Status System.
Since its launch in 2004, Frontier Energy has helped this collaborative program grow. We developed the business plan, organized technical meetings, and served as the principal investigator on engineering-economic, best practices, and greenhouse gas life-cycle assessment reports. We continue to support EPRI with research on fossil power plants with superior efficiency, near-zero emissions, reduced water consumption, and CO2 capture capability.
Since 2000, Frontier Energy has managed this voluntary organization of investor-owned utilities to address industry energy efficiency issues. Under a collective contract with the investor-owned electric utilities, Frontier prepares savings calculations and filings and responds on the utilities’ behalf to inquiries from evaluators, implementers, and other interested parties. We also help EUMMOT participants market their efficiency programs to consumers and businesses.
For 30 years, the Frontier Energy team has operated the Food Service Technology Center, the most-respected lab for performance testing commercial kitchen equipment. We extended the lab to test commercial kitchen ventilation, building HVAC systems and to include ASHRAE refrigeration test standard method development.
The lab is fully instrumented and ISO 17025 accredited. Our engineers and technicians have overseen the development and maintenance of more than 40 ASTM test methods that form the basis for programs that drive higher energy performance.