Kheis Municipality in the Northern Cape Province – Micro-grids, South Africa

Internationally, over the past 2 years, PEER has been in working with its sister company, PEER Africa, to develop and install 507 distributive generation micro-grids in the informal settlement in the !Kheis Municipality in the Northern Cape Province in South Africa.  

Each home – described as an informal shelter constructed of bits and pieces of tin and/or wood – is equipped with a 7.5 kW PV solar home system kit, which includes a PV panel, kitchen appliances, cell phone charging station, a color TV, radio and computer.  These shelters are completely “off the grid”, since the central grid connection is far and already insecure and overloaded, operating completely on battery storage, i.e. DC current only.

District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU)

Since March 2011, alongside the District Department of Environment, PEER has assisted in the development of the District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DC SEU).  PEER’s role is to provide leadership for community engagement strategy and implementation, key assistance with policy development, and analysis/planning functions for the DC SEU. The goal of the DC SEU is to reduce per capita energy consumption, increase renewable energy generating capacity, reduce growth of peak electricity energy demand, improve the efficiency of low-housing, reduce the growth of energy demand of the largest energy users and increase the number of green-collar jobs in DC. 

Value of Solar (VOS) Professional Services - Solar Energy Alternative, Washington, DC

The Office of the People’s Council (OPC) commissioned a study on the value of solar for low-income residents in the District of Columbia. The Office of the People's Counsel (OPC) commissioned a study and report on residential customers and policies to equitably facilitate solar PV deployment, andan analysis on emerging distributed energy alternatives for low-income residential customers in the District of Columbia. The U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development’s definition of low-income is used as the basis for this study’s analysis.

Old Deerfield WWTP PV Solar Development, Deerfield, MA

In partnership with solar array supplier/ designer, 510Nano, and with electrical installer, M.L. Schmitt, PEER Consultants, P.C. (PEER) participated in the design/build of a 40 kWh grid-tied, pole-mount, solar photovoltaic, fixed array energy system on behalf of the Town of Deerfield, MA. The new solar energy system was constructed on land surrounding the Old Deerfield Wastewater Treatment Plant (ODWWTP) and is the first of several such installations around the plant to maximize the solar electricity production of the site. Energy produced will meet both the generation and net metering goals of the Town. 

DC On-Site Solar Power Purchasing Agreement at Various Municipal Facilities, Washington, DC

The District Department of General Services (“Department” or “DGS”) selected the DC Solar Joint Venture, a District Certified Business Enterprise (CBE), to provide solar PV power plants on rooftops of District-owned buildings at multiple locations throughout the city to generate up to 2 MW of electricity that will be place on Pepco’s smart grid. The plants will be mounted on the rooftops of 14 buildings, which consists of 35 roof spaces.

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission IDIQs Montgomery & Prince George's County, MD

Through the WSSC IDIQ contracts, PEER provides ongoing cleaning and closed circuit television (CCTV) inspection of sanitary sewers in preparation for Cured-in-Place Pipe (CIPP) rehabilitation. PEER supplies experienced operators and the necessary cleaning and inspection equipment to complete the required tasks.

Washington Gas Light Company CCTV Inspections, VA and MD

Washington Gas Light Company (WGL) hired PEER to provide pre- and post-construction closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection of sanitary sewers and house service connections as part of their gas main replacement program. PEER is providing experienced operators, as well as the necessary inspection equipment, to inspect for gas line intrusions.

WSSC Lateral/Sewer House Connection Inspection and Renewals, Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties, MD

PEER was contracted to perform condition assessment of sewer lateral connections by CCTV inspection in Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties, MD. The assessment included above-ground surveys to document topographical features in the vicinity of the pipe alignment. The above-ground surveys included field sketches and photos which were used in conjunction with the CCTV surveys to populate an asset management database. The information entered into the database will be used to estimate repair and replacement costs for lateral connections.

WSSC Sewer Cleaning & CCTV Inspection Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties, MD

PEER has been allocated more than 140 miles feet of six to sixty-six inch pipe for Cleaning and CCTV Inspection. Each inspection consists of pipe cleaning and CCTV inspections for pipe defects. The work is performed in various WSSC Sewershed Basins in and around Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties, Maryland. A notable portion of the work is being performed in the Right-of-Way, or off-road areas, requiring additional and creative problem-solving solutions to ensure the work is performed safely, ethically, and according to NASSCO standards.