Renewables and Distributed Generation

Solar Implementation Support: Owner’s Representative

Newcomb Anderson McCormick provides consultant assistance to school districts, colleges, universities, and city and state governments.  Work performed on behalf of our clients includes the development of a technical and financial Feasibility Analysis, the creation of Request for Proposals (RFPs) for both system ownership and Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), evaluation of proposals, interviewing potential providers, negotiations of final contracts, board communications, technical design review, and support and oversight during the implementation phases of the projects.   Our core competencies include technical and economic analysis that determines:  compliance with RFP and contract specifications, PV output and long-term performance, adequacy of implementation approaches, and potential project risks and mitigations.  We have developed projects for ground-mount, carport parking structures, roof mount, fixed-tilt, and tracking systems with a total capacity of over 100 MW.

City of San Francisco RPS Compliance

Newcomb Anderson McCormick has provided technical and strategic consulting services to Hetch Hetchy Water and Power to ensure compliance with evolving Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). This analysis has included a detailed examination of historical loads and production levels as well as an assessment of the impact of hydroelectric efficiency improvements towards meeting RPS requirements. Both current and projected percentages of eligible renewable generation were determined based on current California Energy Commission standards.

Cogeneration Plant Analysis and Design

Newcomb Anderson McCormick staff have analyzed and/or designed cogeneration plants ranging in size from 30 kW to 421 MW worldwide. This work has included cogeneration feasibility evaluation for 7 medical centers in Australia, medical centers in Guam and Okinawa, and facilities throughout California. Newcomb Anderson McCormick staff managed the design of a 27MW gas turbine cogeneration plant at the University of California San Diego, a 14MW combined cycle cogeneration plant at San Diego State University, and a 9 MW reciprocating engine cogeneration plant at Goodrich Aerospace. Our staff has given presentations at cogeneration seminars and taught cogeneration courses in Mexico, Australia, Great Britain, and New Zealand.

Newcomb Anderson McCormick's most recent cogeneration projects include detailed feasibility studies for Genentech's facilities in Vacaville and South San Francisco. These are biotech facilities that include administration, research, and production of a variety of medicinal products in an energy intensive process.