The following are useful information, definitions, and links related to DER technology and the deployment of DER.
Distributed Energy Resources Integrated Data System
Azimuth – Azimuth of solar panels
Black-Start/Islanding Capability – Whether an installation has the capability of black start (startup in the absence of electric grid), and if so, whether it has automatic transition or requires manual start.
Chiller – Exhaust-Fired – Whether there is a chiller driven by exhaust from the DGR
Chiller – Hot Water Driven – Whether there is a chiller driven by hot water from the DGR
Chiller – Steam Driven – Whether there is a chiller driven by steam from the DGR
ConEd Target Zone – Whether the facility received an incentive for being in a ConEd target zone as of the time of commissioning
Critical Facility – Whether the facility is designated as a "Critical Facility" by NYSERDA, which is decided on a case-by-case basis for a given project
Developer/Installer Name – Name of the company that developed and/or installed the project. For CHP installations that use the catalog, this is the vendor name.
DGR – DGR is a group of identical distributed generation resource units. For CHP, this is a group of resource units with a specific model number, using catalog model if available.
DGR Exhaust Heat Recovery – Whether exhaust heat recovery exists for any of the DGRs within the project. Direct use of exhaust only.
DGR Hot Water Heat Recovery – Whether hot water heat recovery exists for any of the DGRs within the project
DGR Primary Fuel Type – Primary type of fuel consumed by the DGR
DGR Prime Mover Type – Type of prime mover
DGR Rated Capacity per DGR Unit Model (kW) – Installed capacity in kW of one DGR unit model.
DGR Rated Capacity per DGR Unit Model (kWh) – Installed capacity in kWh of one DGR unit model.
DGR Rated Heat Recovery – Exhaust (Mbtu/h) – Rated exhaust heat recovery for engine
DGR Rated Heat Recovery – Hot Water (Mbtu/h) – Rated hot water heat recovery for engine
DGR Rated Heat Recovery – Steam (Mbtu/h) – Rated steam heat recovery for engine
DGR Steam Heat Recovery – Whether steam heat recovery exists for any of the DGRs within the project
DGR Technology – Type of distributed generation resource technology
DGR Unit Manufacturer – Manufacturer of the DGR
DGR Unit Model – Model of the DGR. Catalog model if applicable.
Electric Utility – Electric utility the facility is interconnected with
Facility – A physical building, or group of buildings, or address, at which a DER project or projects is (are) installed. "Facility" is defined by location. One or more projects may be located at a facility.
Facility Address – Physical address of the facility the DER project is installed at
Facility Alternate Name(s) – Alternate names the building is known by, e.g. previous names
Facility Category – Building type / use main category, as per EIA CBECS, RECS, or MECs definitions.
Facility Floor Area – Floor area of facility in square feet as supplied by program applicant.
Facility Latitude and Longitude – Map coordinate location of facility
Facility Name – Name of building or facility.
Facility Subcategory – Building type / use subcategory. (See Facility Category).
Flood Plain – Whether the facility is situated in the 100-year flood plain.
Gas Utility – Natural gas utility the facility is interconnected with
Generator Type – Type of generator and whether or not it has an inverter
Grid Export Capability – Whether the installation is permitted and able to export excess power at any given moment to the electric grid.
Heat Recovery Loads Met – Chiller – Whether heat recovered from a DER is used to help meet chiller loads.
Heat Recovery Loads Met – DHW – Whether heat recovered from a DER is used to help meet DHW loads
Heat Recovery Loads Met – Other – Whether heat recovered from a DER is used to help meet loads other than DHW, space heat, and chiller
Heat Recovery Loads Met – Space Heat – Whether heat recovered from a DER is used to help meet space heating loads
Installation Location – Where the DGR is installed relative to the facility
Interconnection Date – Date of interconnection with electric utility. Note: we do not currently collect this date for any of our sites, as we have not had a need for it. In the past, we had various other dates included in the data, but quality of data was low because many dates are difficult to obtain and verify.
Monitoring Data End Date – Date of last data point in the database. If still operating, display "present".
Monitoring Data Start Date – Date of first complete data provided to NYSERDA. E.g. power, gas, and heat recovery for applicable sites. Partial data may be available on this website before this date.
NYISO Zone – NYISO Zone the facility is in.
NYSERDA Program – NYSERDA program under which this project was installed
Project – "Project" is a single database that combines info and data from DGRs, set up around same time, for a specific NYSERDA program or incentive (or non-NYSERDA project).
Quantity of DGR Unit Models – Count of the DGR Unit Model within the project
Quantity of Occupancy Units – Quantity of apartments (multi-family housing), beds (assisted living, nursing home, hospital), or rooms (hotel).
Quantity of Prime Movers – Number of individual prime movers in the entire project
Rated CHP Efficiency (% HHV) – Manufacturer rating of total CHP fuel conversion efficiency of the DGR, based on higher heating value. For CHP and fuel cells, the higher heating value of natural gas used is 1032 Btu/cf.
Rated Electric Efficiency (% HHV) – Manufacturer rating of electric efficiency of the DGR, based on higher heating value. For CHP and fuel cells, the higher heating value of natural gas used is 1032 Btu/cf. For ADG, the higher heating value of digester gas used is 600 Btu/cf.
Redundancy (N+1) – Whether this project is classified to have system redundancy (i.e., N+1). This means that there is one extra redundant unit that is not used under normal conditions. However, the units are often rotated in and out of service.
Scrubber Type – Whether the ADG system or project includes a scrubber, and type of scrubber.
System – A group of projects that are considered to operate as one system. E.g. a solar PV / battery hybrid system, a microgrid, or a solar PV system that is built in stages.
Tilt – Tilt of solar panels from horizontal
Combined Heat and Power
- Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative
- Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy CHP Basics
- Pace Energy & Climate Center – CHP Tools and Standby Rate Estimator
- PSEG Long Island CHP
- US Department of Energy
- Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
- Power Purchase Agreements
- DOE/ICF CHP Installation Database
- US Environmental Protection Agency/CHP Partnership
- CHP Helps Keep Housing Costs Down
- CHP Helps Keep Housing Costs Down in Multifamily Building
- CHP System Saves Museum Complex Money
- Co-op Lowers Operating Costs and Fuel Oil Consumption with CHP System
- Microturbines Help Palace Hotel Reduce Energy Costs
- The Brevoort Condo Co-op in NYC Powered by Tecogen Cogeneration – The Value of CHP During an Outage
- NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
- NYS Department of State Coastal Management Program Assessment Form (.pdf)
- NYS Public Service Commission (Department of Public Service)
- New York City Department of Buildings
- New York City Retrofit Accelerator
Flood & Tariff Zone Maps
- Coastal Zone Maps
- FEMA Flood Map Service Center
- Flood Zone Definition
- Region II Coastal Analysis and Mapping – Base Flood Elevation Address Lookup Tool
- FloodHelpNY by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods
- NYC Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder
- NYS Department of State, Office of Planning & Development – Local Waterfront Revitalization Program
- NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR) Fuel NY Initiative