Valley College TES Tank & Central Plant San Bernardino, California

A new central plant cooling system was completed recently to drastically decrease the College’s electric bill. The Thermal Energy Storage system consists of a central plant and two large stainless steel tanks. The system stores and cools water overnight when energy prices are at non-peak rates. During the day the chiller plant delivers cooled water to the buildings on campus. The storage system returns warm water to the tank to be stored and cooled later at night in the 738,000 gallon tank.

CHJ’s Role
CHJ conducted a geotechnical investigation, provided grading observation, compaction testing, materials testing, and inspection services for this central plant and storage tank. CHJ worked in cooperation with CB&I Tank Manufacturer as part of this project which was subject to DSA review. Project Costs: $10.8 Million