Ag Energy Integrated Biomass Platform

Ag Energy Integrated Biomass Platform

DESCRIPTION:This highly innovative project for Ag Energy included the design of the electrical and generation system for a containerized, portable biomass energy system designed for the agricultural industry. The Renewable Electricity System (RES), combines proven gasifier and generator technologies with modern automation and control systems to produce a mobile, autonomous power generation plant.

This system produces de-centralized power utilizing waste organic matter from high yield farming operations to produce sustainable energy. The RES system reduces energy use and operational costs, while producing renewable power, and effectively solving the farmer’s field residue surplus problem by converting the field residue waste stream into a valuable commodity.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
CLIENT: Ag Energy – Spokane, Washington
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical Engineering Design

Kettle Falls Solar PV

Kettle Falls Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design/build effort for a 100.8 kW-DC fixed ground mount solar PV array for the City of Kettle Falls at their WWTP site. The system is comprised of 336 Itek Energy 300 Watt modules. Power is converted by 4 SMA America 24000TL inverters and is connected to the Avista grid at 480 volts, 3 phase. The system offsets their utility usage by 132,000 kWh saving the City almost $14,000 per year.

LOCATION: Kettle Falls, Washington
CLIENT: City of Kettle Falls
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: Apollo Solutions Group – Kennewick, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Santa Cruz County Rountree Detention and ReEntry Facility

Santa Cruz County Rountree Detention and ReEntry Facility

DESCRIPTION: The project includes developing bridging documents, work plans, system layout, and preliminary design documents for renovation and expansion of the existing Rountree Medium Security Facility to be used for the expansion of 64 additional beds, new program space, new perimeter fencing systems, and new intake and sallyports on the existing jail campus.

Now known as the Rountree Detention and Reentry Facility, the new and improved detention center combines education, vocational training, and rehabilitation services under one roof, with semi-private living areas for inmates and increased access to a variety of social and rehabilitative services.

Documents were provided for the following systems: movement door control systems; campus CCTV system; campus digital intercom and paging systems; data/telephone infrastructure; inmate telephone systems; video visitation systems; audio-visual systems; perimeter fence detection systems, and fire alarm systems.

LOCATION: Watsonville, California
PROJECT SIZE: 41,926 Square Feet
CLIENT: County of Santa Cruz
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ARCHITECT: CGL Companies – Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Humboldt County Re-Entry Facility

Humboldt County Re-Entry Facility

DESCRIPTION: The County received SB863 funds to construct a new re-entry facility adjacent to the existing Humboldt County Correctional Facility. This project provides a new, stand-alone 31,500 square foot, 44 bed adult reentry and mental health facility. Low voltage security electronics system design consists of a touchscreen/PLC based door control, closed circuit television (CCTV), digital intercom and paging, access control, and uninterruptible power supply systems. The access control and CCTV system are integrated with the existing campus systems for continuity between facilities.

LOCATION: Eureka, California
CLIENT: Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office – Eureka, California
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT:
Nichols, Melburg & Rosetto – Redding, California
Lionakis – Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

Toppenish Solar PV

Toppenish Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design/build effort for a 100.8 kW-DC fixed ground mount solar PV array for the Toppenish School District at their High School. The system is comprised of 336 Itek Energy 300 Watt modules. Power is converted by 4 SMA America 24000TL inverters and is connected to the Pacific Power grid at 480 volts, 3 phase. The system offsets their utility usage by 154,000 kWh saving the City almost $16,000 per year. The system will be used for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program to teach students about renewable and solar photovoltaic energy.

LOCATION: Toppenish, Washington
CLIENT: Toppenish School District
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: Apollo Solutions Group – Kennewick, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Benton City Solar PV

Benton City Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design/build effort for a 75.6 kW-DC fixed ground mount solar PV array for Benton City at their WWTP site. The system is comprised of 252 Itek Energy 300 Watt modules. Power is converted by 3 SMA America 24000TL inverters and is connected to the Benton City PUD grid at 480 volts, 3 phase. The system offsets their utility usage by 112,000 kWh saving the City almost $12,000 per year.

LOCATION: Benton City, Washington
CLIENT: Benton City
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR:  Apollo Solutions Group – Kennewick, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

 

City of St. John Solar PV

City of St. John Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design/build effort for a 100.8 kW-DC fixed ground mount solar PV array for the City of St. John on City owned property. The system is comprised of 336 Itek Energy 300 Watt modules. Power is converted by 4 SMA America 24000TL inverters and is connected to the Avista grid at 480 volts, 3 phase. The system offsets their utility usage by 143,000 kWh saving the City almost $15,000 per year.

LOCATION: St. John, Washington
CLIENT: City of St. John
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: Apollo Solutions Group – Kennewick, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Idaho State Correctional Institute Buildings 15/16

Idaho State Correctional Institute Buildings 15/16

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design build retrofit of two buildings in an existing facility. The general scope of the project was replacement of several antiquated hard wired control panel systems with new touchscreen/HMI and PLC systems. Included in this project were new touchscreen control stations, new PLC control panels and integration to the existing door systems, new intercom headend equipment, and lighting control integration.

LOCATION: Kuna, Idaho
CLIENT: CTG Security Electronics – Spokane Valley, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronic System Design

Global Credit Union

Global Credit Union

DESCRIPTION: Global Credit Union grew beyond the capacity of their existing headquarters building and bought an existing commercial building for remodel. This project consisted of remodel of that building for use by Global. Project design and construction was phased to minimize impacts on the existing building tenants and Global banking operations.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
FACILITY SIZE: 50,000 square feet
CLIENT: Global Credit Union – Spokane, Washington
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ARCHITECTS: Wolfe Architectural Group – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Cochrane Office Building

Cochrane Office Building

DESCRIPTION: Design included electrical systems of a new three story commercial facility for a local insurance brokerage. The building was situated on the foothills overlooking the city and design elements emphasized the natural view.

Electrical Systems Design included the following systems: Site Electrical Design; Normal Power Systems; Emergency Power for Building Data Systems; Interior Lighting and Control Systems; Exterior Lighting and Control Systems and Data/Telephone Infrastructure Wiring.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
CLIENT: Cochrane & Company – Spokane, Washington
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT: Denny Christiansen Architects – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Broomfield Police Department Security Replacement

Broomfield Police Department Security Replacement

DESCRIPTION: This project consists of the replacement of the security electronics system for the City/County of Broomfield Police Department, Public Safety Communications Center, and Courts Facility.

Security electronics system replacements include access control, programmable logic door control, vehicle sallyport control, touchscreen GUI, CCTV, intercom and paging, fixed duress alarm, and wireless personal duress alarm systems.

LOCATION: Broomfield, Colorado
FACILITY SIZE: 81,000 Square Feet
CLIENT: Broomfield Police Department
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics Design

Shasta County Adult Rehabilitation Center

Shasta County Adult Rehabilitation Center

DESCRIPTION: This project provides a new, stand-alone 33,000 square foot, 112 bed adult rehabilitation center. Low voltage security electronics system design consists of a touchscreen/PLC based door control, closed circuit television (CCTV), digital intercom and paging, access control, and uninterruptible power supply systems. The access control and CCTV system are integrated with the existing campus systems for continuity between facilities.

LOCATION: Redding, California
CLIENT: Shasta County Sheriff
FACILITY SIZE: 33,000 Square Feet, 133 Beds
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT:
Nichols, Melburg, Rosetto Archiects – Redding, California
Lionakis – Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronic System Design

City of Colville Solar PV

City of Colville Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This design/build project provided a 99.36kw PV system for the City of Colville. PCI and its subsidiary company, PCI Renewable, Inc., guidance was instrumental in securing additional funding for the project, which included a Washington State grant, and production incentives offered through Avista.

The system is comprised of two hundred eighty eight (288) US made SolarWorld SW345-XL modules, 48 of each per tracker. Each of the six arrays track the sun independently in order to maximize production. Power is converted by 12 Itek Energy PVI-7600 Inverters and the system is connected at 480 volts, 3-Phase. At the time of commissioning, the system was the largest of its kind in Washington State.

The system is guaranteed to produce 144,435 Kwh per year, which equates to cost reduction of $13,374 at the current utility rate. Real time and historical production may also be viewed over the web.

LOCATION: Colville, Washington
CLIENT: City of Colville
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR:
Apollo Solutions Group – Spokane, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Washington State University Solar PV

Washington State University Solar PV

LOCATION: Pullman, Washington
CLIENT: Washington State University – Pullman, Washington
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

DESCRIPTION: In 2015, WSU became part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored project to research, develop and demonstrate technologies needed to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy usage. Led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and including the University of Washington (UW), the pioneering regional partnership brings the three campuses together to demonstrate transaction-based energy management for the first time, testing the large-scale use of transactive controls involving multiple buildings and devices. The transactive idea combines financial signals and control techniques to shift energy usage in devices, buildings and campuses.

As part of the project, WSU researchers will install solar panels on the Pullman campus for the first time and integrate them into Pullman’s “Smart City’’ test bed and WSU’s microgrid system. The WSU researchers will be showing how the WSU Pullman campus can power critical city infrastructure in the event of a power outage.

The solar array communicates automatically with generators at WSU as well as with a unique, one megawatt energy storage battery in Pullman. The campus system communicates automatically with electric meters at both the PNNL and UW campuses.

The solar array consists of a 33.66 kWdc rooftop mounted system, and a 48.96 kWdc ground mount system, which also includes a 6.1 kWdc student demonstration system. Installed system size was 82.62 kWdc with capacity for an additional 30.6 kWdc.

More information can be found at:

Washington State University – Energy Systems Innovation Center
WSU News

City of Palouse Solar PV

City of Palouse Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: This project was a design/build effort for a 68 kW fixed ground mount solar PV array for the City of Palouse at their well pump site. The system offsets their utility usage by 82,000 kWh saving the City almost $9000 per year.

The system is comprised of 216 315w modules. Power is converted by 9 Itek Energy PVI 6600TL inverters and is connected to the Avista grid at 480 volts, 3 phase. The system offsets their utility usage by 82,000 kWh saving the City almost $9,000 per year.

LOCATION: Palouse, Washington
CLIENT: City of Palouse
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR:
Apollo Solutions Group – Spokane, Washington
PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

East Adams Rural Hospital

East Adams Rural Hospital

DESCRIPTION: The electrical design consists of integrating two (2) projects, spread across several different contracting methods to address multiple code issues faced by the hospital.

The first project was an ESCO project designed to replace the HVAC and lighting systems, and also included replacement of the existing emergency generator and upgrading the existing NEC 517 emergency power systems. The first project was financed through State DES funding sources.

The second project was a design/bid/build project designed through a local architect for the general building renovation and addition, financed through a bond issue.

LOCATION: Ritzville, Washington
CLIENT: East Adams Rural Hospital
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB) and Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTOR: Apollo Solutions Group – Spokane, Washington
DESIGN-BID-BUILD CONTRACTOR: Leone and Keeble – Spokane, Washington
ARCHITECT: NAC|Architecture – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

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LOCATION: Woodland, California

FACILITY SIZE: 49,000 Square Feet 90 Beds

CLIENT: Yolo County

DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)

ARCHITECT: Lionakis Sacramento, California

SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

DESCRIPTION: This expansion and retrofit project included the addition of an 11,000 SF multipurpose building on the existing 4-acre site. The new free-standing facility includes a full-size basketball court, family visiting rooms, and two large multipurpose rooms for additional programs. The new facility will include a wireless duress system, digital intercom/paging, an IP CCTV system, and controlled doors from the existing central control location in the Juvenile facility. In the existing 38,000 square foot, 90-bed Juvenile facility, existing intercom/paging devices, and door control systems were updated and integrated into a new single control system that allows a control officer to monitor both facilities. A new IP based CCTV system and local storage was provided that replaced all existing cameras in the Juvenile Hall. Design documents are being provided for the following systems:

  • Cell and movement door control systems.
  • CCTV system.
  • Digital audio systems.
  • Personal Duress Alarm systems.
  • Network infrastructure.
  • UPS Systems.

RAI, Inc. Solar PV

RAI, Inc. Solar PV

DESCRIPTION: PCI designed this 15.48 kW, tilt adjustable ground mounted photovoltaic system. This system provided the capability to compare the production of micro-inverters against both optimized and non-optimized string inverter technologies, as well as 3 types of module construction. System monitoring included inverter and module level production, power quality, and a set of environmental sensors for each module type.

LOCATION: Pullman, Washington
CLIENT: RAI – Relay Application Innovation – Pullman, Washington
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

OYA Young Women’s Transitional Facility

OYA Young Women’s Transitional Facility

DESCRIPTION: This project was built in part with state stimulus money from the Go Oregon economic recovery project, and is designed to take the place of the Corvallis House, a 100-year-old building in Corvallis that served as the transitional site for many years.

This project includes design of a new transitional facility adjacent to the existing Oak Creek Correctional Facility. Electrical design included normal and emergency power systems, including lighting, power, fire alarm and data/telephone systems. Low voltage system design included intercom and paging systems, access control systems and interconnects to the existing CCR in the adjacent Oak Creek Correctional Facility.

LOCATION: Albany, Oregon
CLIENT: Oregon Youth Authority
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT: Beaman Architecture – Portland, Oregon
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics Design

Okanogan County Courthouse

Okanogan County Courthouse

DESCRIPTION: Design of electrical systems upgrade and remodel to accommodate HVAC system remodel, which included replacement of the existing oil boilers with electric, new fan powered VAV boxes, and air handling units. Design encompassed modifications of the existing electrical switchboard and distribution system, along with customization of the emergency power system. Design also included fire alarm system replacement and the addition of an access control system. The Courthouse is listed on the National Historic Register.

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LOCATION: Omak, Washington
PROJECT SIZE: 45,000 Square Feet
CLIENT: Okanogan County
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT: Beaman Architecture – Portland, Oregon
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

California State Prison, Solano

California State Prison, Solano

DESCRIPTION: The Project is located at the California State Prison, Solano (SOL), an adult male prison with custody Level II and III inmates, in the City of Vacaville, California. The purpose of the health care facility improvement project at SOL is to remedy deficiencies in the health care components established by the California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) program for Intermediate institutions. SOL has deficiencies in medication distribution, primary care, specialty care, and health records. The Project includes three sub-projects including the construction of new buildings, renovation of existing buildings, and ancillary site improvements to inmate movement including pedestrian sallyports . The following sub projects are intended to remedy the above deficiencies for this campus:

  • Sub-Project #1- New Complex Facility Clinic.
  • Sub-Project #2- Central Health Services (CHS) Renovation.
  • Sub-Project #4- New Medication Distribution Rooms.

LOCATION: Vacaville, California
PROJECT SIZE: 25,339 Square Feet
CLIENT: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT:
Perkins Eastman
Marina Del Rey, California
CGL Companies
Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

Yolo County Juvenile Facility

Yolo County Juvenile Facility

DESCRIPTION: This expansion and retrofit project included the addition of an 11,000 SF multipurpose building on the existing 4-acre site. The new free-standing facility includes a full-size basketball court, family visiting rooms, and two large multipurpose rooms for additional programs. The new facility will include a wireless duress system, digital intercom/paging, an IP CCTV system, and controlled doors from the existing central control location in the Juvenile facility. In the existing 38,000 square foot, 90-bed Juvenile facility, existing intercom/paging devices, and door control systems were updated and integrated into a new single control system that allows a control officer to monitor both facilities. A new IP based CCTV system and local storage was provided that replaced all existing cameras in the Juvenile Hall. Design documents were being provided for the following systems:

  • Cell and movement door control systems.
  • CCTV system.
  • Digital audio systems.
  • Personal Duress Alarm systems.
  • Network infrastructure.
  • UPS Systems.

LOCATION: Woodland, California
FACILITY SIZE: 49,000 Square Feet, 90 Beds
CLIENT: Yolo County
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
ARCHITECT: Lionakis – Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

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