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

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

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

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

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.

DeWitt Nelson Conversion Annex

DeWitt Nelson Conversion Annex

DESCRIPTION: The DeWitt Nelson Complex Annex consists of 14 buildings originally built in 1967 to be used as a youth correctional facility. This project converts the usage to house a significant portion of the Specialized General Population (SGP) and the Enhanced Outpatient Program (EOP) of the state prison population; renovates and alters existing facilities for the re-purposed mission; adds new facilities including a new perimeter system with towers, a lethal fence, and vehicle sallyport; and provides for a common low voltage security electronic, fire alarm, IT/data, and maintenance management infrastructure as the adjacent California Health Care Facility, a mental and medical health prison.

The project includes developing bridging and criteria documents, plans, and system layout for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to delineate technologies to be used in a new 1,133 bed medical and mental health prison on the existing Stockton prison campus. LEED Silver

LOCATION: Stockton, California
FACILITY SIZE: 255,000 Square Feet, 1,133 Beds
CLIENT: – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
DELIVERY METHOD: – Design-Build (DB)
ARCHITECT:
Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. – Marina Del Rey, California
CGL Companies – Sacramento, California
Kitchell CEM – Sacramento, California
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

WOW Logistics Distribution Center

WOW Logistics Distribution Center

DESCRIPTION: The WOW-Jerome, Idaho warehouse, located just 100 miles southeast of Boise, Idaho is an ASI Superior Rated food grade distribution center that began operations with 232,650 square feet and has grown with an expansion to 307,650 square feet. The WOW-Jerome DC is a multi-temperature facility with ambient (dry) and refrigerated (cooler) warehousing storage areas, as well as a USDA approved cheese grading room. The refrigerated area is designed for variable temperatures ranging from 40 degrees to 53 degrees. This Jerome, ID public warehouse offers easy access to Interstate 84 and is rail served by the UP (Union Pacific) Railroad. The WOW-Jerome Distribution Center is a featured Cheese Financing Program facility.

The electrical design included a 3000 amp utility service entrance, normal power distribution, lighting, and lighting control.

LOCATION: Jerome, Idaho
FACILITY SIZE: 307,650 Square Feet
CLIENT: WOW Logistics
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Power City Electric – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

REC Silicon

REC Silicon

LOCATION: Moses Lake, Washington
FACILITY SIZE: 45,000 Square Feet
CLIENT: REC Silicon
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Power City Electric – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

DESCRIPTION:
REC Silicon is a leading producer of advanced silicon materials, delivering high-purity polysilicon and silane gas to the solar and electronics industries worldwide.

PCI – Pennell Consulting teamed up with Power City Electric on this fast track design-build project.

Electrical design consisted of normal and emergency power systems, lighting, grounding, and communications systems within multiple buildings on the Moses Lake campus. Each building was connected to a campus distribution system (designed and installed by others). Facilities included:
• K108 MG Silicon Building
• K108 Silane Compressor Building
• K108 Maintenance Building
• K108 Wastewater Treatment Building
• K304 MG Silicon Building
• K305 Water Treatment Building
• K305 Maintenance Building
• K305 Silane Loading Building
• K305 Silane Compressor Building[/two_third_last]

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Sysco Post Falls Cold Storage Facility

Sysco Post Falls Cold Storage Facility

DESCRIPTION: PCI – Pennell Consulting teamed up with Environmental Structures, Inc and Energized Electric on this fast track design-build project.

The goal of the team was to provide the Owner with a facility ready for occupation in less than 8 months. Due to the extensive coordination, communications, and diligence of all team members, the facility was delivered on schedule and on budget.

Extensive pre-design coordination with the equipment suppliers and on-site verification helped ensure that this project was installed easily within the Owner’s tight construction schedule and with minimal change orders.

The facility consists of dry goods and perishable storage areas and contains a perishable dock, perishable storage area, and frozen products area with 5 separate cooling zones.

The electrical system is designed for connection to a vehicle mounted emergency generator or the system can be modified to integrate to a future on-site fixed generator.

LOCATION: Post Falls, Idaho
FACILITY SIZE: 146,000 Square Feet
CLIENT: Sysco – Portland, OR
CONTRACTOR: ESI – Environmental Structures, Inc – Hartland, WI
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Deaconess Medical Center Chiller Plant

Deaconess Medical Center Chiller Plant

DESCRIPTION: Electrical design consisted of support for the replacement of two chillers, associated chilled water pumps, variable frequency drives, and miscellaneous equipment. Electrical design included re-configuration of the chiller room switchboard and replacement of an existing motor control center. Due to phasing requirements, a temporary chiller was connected to the hospital electrical systems while the chiller plant was being replaced.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
CLIENT: Deaconess Medical Center
DELIVERY METHOD: ESCO
PRIME CONSULTANT: Johnson Controls – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical Consulting

Genesee School Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Addition

Genesee School Rooftop Solar Photovoltaics (PV) Addition

DESCRIPTION: This project includes addition of a 48kW rooftop solar photovoltaics system divided into a north and south array. Design included layout of photovoltaic modules, combiner boxes, inverter, grounding systems, disconnects, AC and DC feeder voltage drop calculations, and intertie into the existing normal power systems.

Design also included interface with the serving utility for net metering.

LOCATION: Genesee, Idaho
CLIENT: Genesee Joint School District #282
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: Power City Electric – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

San Mateo County Replacement Jail

San Mateo County Replacement Jail

DESCRIPTION: The San Mateo Jail Planning Committee has selected PCI, in conjunction with CML RW Security and Cache Valley Electric as low voltage security electronics designers and contractors for the San Mateo County Replacement Jail in Redwood City, California.  The architectural design of this facility is being designed by the HO+K San Francisco office.  The CMAR project will be delivered thru a joint venture between Sundt and Layton Construction. BIM modeling was provided, LEED Silver. Design included the following systems:

  • Cell and movement door control systems.
  • CCTV system.
  • Digital audio systems, including PDA communications interface.
  • Access control systems.
  • Network infrastructure
  • UPS Systems.

LOCATION: Redwood City, California
FACILITY SIZE: 252,000 Square Feet, 576 Beds, expandable to 832 Beds
CLIENT: San Mateo County Sheriff
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ARCHITECT:
HO+K, Inc. – San Francisco, California
CGL Companies – Sacramento, California
SECURITY ELECTRONICS CONTRACTOR: CML Security – Erie, Colorado
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design

Unitarian Universalist Church Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System

Unitarian Universalist Church Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System

DESCRIPTION: PCI was approached by the Chairman of the Church’s Solar Committee to discuss the design and construction of a large roof mounted Photovoltaic System (PV) to help the Church realize their renewable energy goals. The Solar Committee had been working with several other local engineers and contractors in the area to help build momentum for the project within the congregation. PCI was committed from the start to explore variations of system sizes and methods for maximizing the power production of the system while maintaining a competitive proposal which made the project financially feasible.

The Church had originally raised money to complete the solar array through donations made by members of the congregation but then soon realized that a partnership with Washington Based Non-Profit Sustainable Works would allow them access to financing options to increase the size of the solar array. Sustainable Works was able to secure additional financing for the project while taking on the role as the non-profit general contractor.

At the time, this installation represented the largest Church based photovoltaic (PV) solar array in Washington State.

This project consisted of adding 18.75kW of roof mounted solar photovoltaic panels. The installation included 75 SolarWorld 250W panels along with individual Enphase M215 micro inverters for each panel.

LOCATION: Spokane, Washington
SYSTEM SIZE: 18.75kW
CLIENT: Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
CONTRACTOR: PCI Renewables – Spokane, Washington
SERVICES PROVIDED: Electrical System Design

Current production can be viewed below:

California Health Care Facility

California Health Care Facility

DESCRIPTION: The California Health Care Facility Stockton is an intermediate-level medical and mental health care facility for inmate-patients within the California State prison system. This new facility is comprised of inmate-patient housing (1,722 Beds), diagnostic and treatment centers, a central utility plant, central kitchen, materials service center, and facility support areas to total 1.2 Million GSF.
The project includes developing bridging and criteria documents, work plans, and system layout for California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to delineate technologies to be used in a new 1,722 bed medical and mental health prison on the existing Stockton prison campus. LEED Silver.

LOCATION: Stockton, California
FACILITY SIZE:
Bid Pack #1: 112,000 Square Feet
Bid Pack #2: 1,200,000 Square Feet
144 Acre Campus
1,722 Beds
CLIENT: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
DELIVERY METHOD: Design-Build (DB)
ARCHITECT:
Lee, Burkhart, Liu, Inc. – Marina Del Rey, California
CGL Companies – Sacramento, California
Kitchell CEM – Sacramento, California
SECURITY ELECTRONICS CONTRACTOR: Metroplex Control Systems/ISI Security – San Antonio, Texas
SERVICES PROVIDED: Security Electronics System Design