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Pumps Savings validation for "planned" UES numbers by the RTF

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7/24/2017 - 6/28/2019
Created 6/26/2017 by Geoff Wickes
Updated 1/15/2021 by Geoff Wickes
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Contact and Funding
Lead Org(s): NEEA
Primary: Nicole Dunbar
Secondary: Erin Hope at BPA,
Funding: BPA, NEEA
Product Components
Extended Motor Products
Project Objectives:

Validation of RTF "planned" savings value for Clear Water Pumps and circulators. Work collaboratively with DOE, California and specifically PG&E to driving more information about savings values.
Market Transformation Goal:
Drive awareness, stocking and sales of efficient motor driven products, initially focusing on pumps, and influence Federal standards over time.

Current Project Phase: Completed
Current Project Status: Recommend closing this out.
DOE opening a potential new rule making to update test procedure and method
Project Outcome: Research Questions PROVEN
Notes on Project Outcome: N/A
Additional Information

The RTF recently approved planning measures for commercial and industrial pumps (Efficient C&I Pumps), which is estimated to save at least 16 aMW and up to 45 aMW in the PNW. In addition, in March 2017, the RTF also approved planning measures for circulator pumps (Circulator Pumps), which are not addressed by the RTF Efficient C&I Pumps measure. Cadeo has submitted a proposal to validate the savings level for the measures.

BPA has provided seed grant funding of $50K towards the $400K study fee. NEEA is starting the project in Q4 2017. NEEA will seek additional funding from PG&E, SCE and the Natural Gas team to round out funding.

The Hydraulic Institute and it's members are enthusiastic about this work and may be willing to assist with in kind funding with product and or testing.



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Interested / Collaborative RETAC Organizations
DOE, California and PG&E
Project Geography
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