Field Test for HVAC Premium Pumping for Commercial Applications (Commercial High Efficiency Pumping Systems - CHEPS)

Commercial HVAC Efficient Pumping Technology has been identified by BPA as having significant electrical energy savings potential. Grants will be awarded to BPA customer utilities to test CHEP installation for Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial applications. Pump retrofits include integrated, variable-speed HVAC system pumps ranging in size between 1/3 and 10 horse power with controls. To date, three utilities have requested financial assistance for installations. The units will be installed in 2017 and utilities will provide reports within one year to report on system performance and present information on potential market barriers.
Funded Performer
BPA Customer Utilities
Agreement Total
Match Total
Project Start Date
Project End Date
Program Information
Funding Organization
Bonneville Power Administration
Program Area
Field test or demonstration
Project Manager
Erik Boyer
Project Details
Ongoing Initiative or Research Project
Research Project
Grid, Whole Building, or Technology
Technology Type
Sub-Technology Type
HVAC - Cooling
Building Type
New or Existing
DR Focus?
Code/Standard Focus?