(1) This rule establishes the criteria for
agencies to use when comparing fuel cell power systems to other equipment
options as required by ORS
State agencies who are constructing or
renovating a Class 1 building with an identified requirement for emergency
backup power or with critical power application shall compare and evaluate, in
collaboration with the design team, available equipment options, including fuel
cell power systems, to meet the identified need. The evaluation shall include,
but not be limited to:
(a) An evaluation of
the emissions over the expected life cycle of the system, including the
estimated activity related to standby, testing, maintenance, fueling, and
operational activity. An agency may, if the information is available, consider
the emissions generated during manufacturing and shipping of the equipment,
including its components.
comparison and documentation demonstrating that the agency considered the
environmental impact for the following:
(E) Other regulated
(F) Any other
pollutant identified by the agency.
(c) A comparison of the life cycle costs of
all equipment under consideration, which may include estimates of acquisition,
installation and commissioning, siting and permitting, maintenance, fueling and
decommissioning and training costs; and
(d) An analysis of the ability of the systems
to meet the design and stress needs of the application, the availability of
fuel over the life cycle of the system and the availability of service support,
maintenance and parts during system life cycle.
Or. Admin. R.
DOE 12-2010, f. & cert.
Stat. Auth.: ORS
Stats. Implemented: ORS