Our team manages collaborations, partnerships, and industry groups that streamline implementation and transform new ideas into big results.
FEATURED MULTI-PARTY PROGRAM
Since 2000, we have provided staffing and management for CaFCP, a public-private collaborative recognized worldwide as the epicenter for market introduction of fuel cell electric vehicles (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.
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.
Visit the California Energy Wise website at caenergywise.com
Frontier Energy helped this collaborative program grow after its launch in 2004. 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 supported EPRIElectric Power Research Institute with research on fossil power plants with superior efficiency, near-zero emissions, reduced water consumption, and CO2 capture capability. Currently, the Frontier team supports the Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) Interest Group with data and lessons learned from RICE vendors, experts, owners, and colleagues to guide future research and development.
Visit the EPRI program page at www.epri.com/#/portfolio/2019/research_areas/2/056609?lang=en-US
Frontier’s parent company, GTI, manages collaborative partnerships so that utilities can leverage R&D investments. Frontier staff support research programs for two of these collaboratives. For Utilization Technology Development (UTD), Frontier conducted multiple R&D projects for gas-powered warewashing machines. For Emerging Technology Program (ETP), our team facilitates member and partner engagement with meetings, events, and materials. Our team also began a partnership with EPRI—starting the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI) to advance technologies for deep decarbonization.
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.
Visit the EUMMOT website at www.texasefficiency.com
For 10 years, Frontier Energy staff managed WESTCARB, one of seven collaborative research partnerships U.S. Department of Energy co-funded to characterize regional carbon storage opportunities and conduct technology validation projects. The California Energy Commission led more than 100 public agencies, private companies, nonprofits, universities, and research labs to identify and assess regional opportunities for CO2 capture and storage from stationary sources. Our team managed the information exchange, project schedules, dissemination of information, and project reporting. Although the project ended in 2013, many of the partners continue to collaborate and others use the valuable lessons learned.
Visit the WESTCARB website at westcarb.org