Or. Admin. R. 330-130-0500 - Use of Fuel Cell Power Systems

(1) This rule establishes the criteria for agencies to use when comparing fuel cell power systems to other equipment options as required by ORS 276.910.
(2) 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.
(b) A comparison and documentation demonstrating that the agency considered the environmental impact for the following:
(A) Nitrous Oxide;
(B) Sulfur Oxide;
(C) Carbon Monoxide;
(D) Carbon Dioxide;
(E) Other regulated particulates; and
(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. 330-130-0500
DOE 12-2010, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-10

Stat. Auth.: ORS 276.910

Stats. Implemented: ORS 276.910

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