Presentations and speakers:
• "Carbon-Free Cooling: The Critical Role of HFC Refrigerants in Reaching California’s GHG Targets" by Danielle Wright, Executive Director, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council
HFC refrigerants commonly used in refrigeration and space-cooling play a strategic role in achieving California’s aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target. This session will provide an overview of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) pending HFC regulations and incentive program. It will examine the impact of these policy tools on the commercial refrigeration industry as well as the relationship with energy efficiency.
• "Natural Refrigerant System Examples for Supermarkets" by Danielle Wright, Executive Director, North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council
For the second part of Wright's presentation, she will highlight natural refrigeration systems in two supermarkets in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) service territory that went through the SMUD Natural Refrigerant Incentive program, co-developed by Kathleen Ave and Ryan Hammond.
• "Connecting the Dots" by Paul Delaney, Senior Engineer, Southern California Edison
The impending CARB rules will also impact other end-uses of refrigeration in the cold-chain supply. This brief session will provide food for thought on how the transition to low-GWP refrigerants can connect to the bigger picture of decarbonizing the grid and achieving 2045 carbon neutrality goals.
• "LCFS Electricity Pathways: Cow Power to Charge Electric Vehicles in SMUD Region" by Valentino M. Tiangco, Biomass Program Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) was the first utility to work closely with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to get certifications from dairy digesters to produce electricity and charge EVs. By implementing digesters, California dairy farms are not only helping further shrink dairy’s carbon footprint to unprecedented levels of super negative Carbon Intensities (CI in gCO2/MJ), they are also helping SMUD and the state transition to a carbon-free future using clean energy. One cow can produce enough electricity to drive a car across the country. Now that’s cow power!
This project was funded by the SMUD Energy Research and Development group.
• "Optimized Controller for Dairy Cow Cooling" by Theresa Pistochini, Engineering Manager, UC Davis Western Cooling Efficiency Center
This presentation will describe the development and testing of an optimized controller for operating the water sprayers and fans used to cool dairy cows in freestall barns. The novel controller uses real-time weather conditions combined with a control algorithm based on a heat-and-transfer model of dairy cow fur-drying to optimize water use (sprayers), electricity use (fans), and cow health/safety.
This project was funded by California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program with support from Southern California Edison.
For slides and more info, visit etcc-ca.com/webinars.