The primary goal of this research-based demonstration project is to document the system efficiency from hot water generation to end use by measuring energy and water consumption throughout the system. Baseline and optimized hot water system testing at two field sites will be combined with testing and validation of several optimization techniques in the laboratory.

Frontier Energy, Inc., is working in conjunction with PG&E and SoCalGas to perform the technical study for the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Natural Gas Research and Development Program.
Project Information
Case Studies
Case Study:
Franklin
Elementary
Case Study:
The Counter
Press
Hot Water: Fast, Plentiful & Most Efficient
Foodservice Equipment Reports magazine, March 2016
Fishnick/CEC Hot Water Project Launch
Fisher-Nickel Press Release, August 2015
Reports
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Participating Sites:
The Counter
Franklin Elementary
Technical Advisory Committee:
Andre Saldivar
SoCal Edison
Carl Hiller
Applied Energy Technology Company
Gary Klein
Gary Klein and Associates
Jim Lutz
Hot Water Research
Kate Zeng
SDG&E
Mark Logan
Counter Intelligence LLC
Nahum Goldberg
NGAssociates
Peter Katz
Counter Intelligence LLC
Randy Cole
PG&E
Roberto Rodriguez
Contra Costa County Environmental Health
Stephen Walmsley
SoCalGas
Will Morris
SoCalGas
Hot Water Systems Project Team:
David Zabrowski
Frontier Energy
Project Manager
Amin Delagah
Frontier Energy
Principal Investigator
Angelo Karas
Frontier Energy
Field Installation, Data Collection & Analysis
Michael Slater
Frontier Energy
Data Collection & Analysis
Eddie Heustis
PG&E ATS
Laboratory Testing & Analysis
Robert Davis
PG&E ATS
Technical
Will Morris
SoCalGas
Technical
Don Fisher
Fisher Consultants, LLC
Technical
David Kalensky
GTI
Technical
Rob Kamisky
GTI
Technical
Monica Molana
Frontier Energy
Project Administrator
Merry Sweeney
GTI
Project Administration
Janel Rupp
Frontier Energy
Tech Transfer
Judy Nickel
Fisher Consultants, LLC
Tech Transfer