1) 14/708,324 - POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS:
A number of exemplary power generation systems and methods are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a compressed air energy storage system, optionally with split-cycle engine technology, is used to store energy obtained from the grid during off-peak hours and to supply stored energy to the grid and/or to an end user during on-peak hours. The system can include heat recovery features and can supply heat to an end user. In some embodiments, a generator system is used to provide power to an end user and to the grid. The generator can be maintained in a high efficiency operating range (e.g., at elevated or full load), even when the generator output exceeds the end user’s demand, with any excess generated power being fed to the grid.
2) PCT/US15/30059 - METHOD OF PROVIDING ELECTRIC POWER TO A HOST:
A method of providing electric power and energy to a host comprises executing a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) between a provider and the host. The provider has an electric generator system and the host has a facility located on a property of the host. The provider becomes a market participant in the regional wholesale electricity markets. The provider installs the generator system on the host’s property. The provider provides power and energy to the host’s facility through a local utility as an electric supplier. The provider provides distributed power and energy to the host’s facility directly from the generator system.
3) 62/152,996 - METHOD OF UTILIZING A COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM TO PRODUCE ELECTRICTY FOR A WHOLESALE ELECTRICITY MARKET:
A method includes installing a CHP system to be operated by an operator. The operator becomes qualified as a market participant in a wholesale electricity market. An electrical output generated from the CHP system is connected to a first conductive path, the first conductive path operatively conducting power and energy to a grid for sale into the wholesale electricity market. Waste heat generated from the CHP system is utilized to provide one of a product and a process. An efficiency of the waste and an electrical efficiency of the electrical output are combined to attain an overall CHP system efficiency of 60 percent or greater.
By utilizing this patent portfolio and having unrestricted access to patents in internal combustion engine technology, energy storage and power generation SCE is able to diversify its revenue streams into a minimum of 6 areas as a hedge against economic or seasonal conditions. The areas that are part of the business plan are.
- Sale of electricity (20 year Power Purchasing Agreement – PPA)
- Capacity Payments
- Transmission payments
- Alternative Energy Credits (Renewable Energy Credits*)
- Commodity Sales
- Accelerated Tax Depreciation (5 years)