The primary goals of this research-based demonstration project is to assess the energy load and energy reduction potential of unventilated commercial plug load foodservice equipment, characterize equipment usage through field monitoring at five different commercial kitchens in Northern California (PG&E service territory), and demonstrate reduced energy consumption through the use of pre-commercial appliance designs and control technologies.

Project Information
Case Studies
Case Study:
Caffe 817
Participating Sites
Bridges Restaurant, Danville
Sideboard Restaurant, Danville
Sideboard Restaurant, Lafayette
Dabba, San Francisco
Lin Jia Asian Kitchen, Oakland
Mission City Grill, Santa Clara
Blurr Kitchen, Santa Clara
Lisa V's, Concord
SaltCraft, Pleasanton
Rebecca's Café, San Ramon
Caffe 817, Oakland
[Café/Bakery Chain], San Ramon
Kettle's, Santa Clara
Chromatic Coffee, Santa Clara
Voyager Craft Coffee, Santa Clara
Café Gabriela, Oakland
Spreadz Sandwiches, Santa Clara
Togo's Sandwich, multiple locations
Chipotle, San Ramon
Jack-in-the-Box, multiple locations

Cafeteria Kitchen:
San Ramon Valley Conference Center, San Ramon
[Technology Company], Santa Clara

Mills College Founders Commons, Oakland
UC Berkeley Crossroads Dining Hall, Berkeley

Double Tree Hotel, Pleasanton
Plaza Suites, Silicon Valley

Food Service Technology Center, San Ramon
Under the Radar: Plug Loads
Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine, June 1st, 2018
Plug-Load Project Introduction
California Plug Load Research Center Workshop (CalPlug)
UC Irvine - November 9th, 2016
CEC's EPIC Plug Load Collaborative Meeting
FSTC - September 27th, 2017
CEC Plug-Load Project Results
Technical Advisory Committee Update Meeting
FSTC - April 5th, 2018
Plug-Load Project Overview
Performance Foodservice Sales & Vendor Showcase
FSTC - June 1st, 2018
CEC Plug-Load Project Results
Technical Advisory Committee Update Meeting
FSTC/Skype - August 22nd, 2019
Plug Load Field Monitoring and Replacement Report
Silicon Valley Power Service Territory
June 2019
Technical Advisory Committee:
Brad Meister
California Energy Commission
Melisa Marks, CFSP
Southern California Gas Company
Raveena Wisham
San Diego Gas & Electric
Andre Saldivar, CEM, CFSP, CMVP
Southern California Edison
Charlie Souhrada, CFSP
North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)
Brian Ward
Target Market & Media Services
Jeffrey Clark
National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Juliann Rodgers
CKE Restaurants, Inc.
Rob Carr
McDonald's Corporation
Don Fisher
Fisher-Consultants, LLC
Judy Nickel
Fisher-Consultants, LLC
Beth Lorenzini
FER Magazine
Mary McEnroe
Silicon Valley Power
Plug Load Project Members:
David Zabrowski
Frontier Energy
Project Manager
Mark Finck
Frontier Energy
Principal Investigator
Denis Livchak
Frontier Energy
Edward Ruan
Frontier Energy
Richard Young
Frontier Energy
Angelo Karas
Frontier Energy
Monica Molana
Frontier Energy
Project Administrator
Karen Ravipaty
Frontier Energy
Kiana Caban
Frontier Energy
Tech Transfer
Nancy Barba
Frontier Energy