After weeks of trying to tell AC Transit the data on their Bloom Cells for March 2015 is physically impossible, AC Transit wrote the following to me today:
1:45 PM (2 hours ago)
The information you were provided was the correct data. I have no other data to provide.
Anne Fudge, Executive Coordinator
Office of the General Counsel
What are the data? They are
Project lifetime through March 2015 overall efficiency of 54.9% (lower heating value). Project lifetime Capacity Factor through March 2015 of 85.7%
Project lifetime through Feb 2015 overall efficiency of 54.0% (lower heating value). Project lifetime Capacity Factor through Feb 2015 of 86.5%
The project started on March 23 2013. There were 738 days from start of the project till the end of March 2015 and 707 days till the end of February 2015.
Performing the math for March only the following results are obtained from these data.
Capacity Factor March 2015 (31 days only) 67.5%
Efficiency Lower Heating Value March 2015 (31 days only) 107.1%
I bent over backwards in a dozen or so emails to tell AC Transit an Efficiency of 107.1% is simply IMPOSSIBLE. Yet they continue to believe the poppycock Bloom feeds them
You also have to remember that entire board of directors of AC Transit refused to lift a finger to discover what solid waste they generate there in West Oakland. You also have to remember the entire board of directors of AC Transit spent $87.6 million of taxpayer and ratepayer money for 12 Fuel Cell busses that have cost us a marginal price of $66,000 per ton of CO2 saved. In Europe a US short ton of CO2 is worth less than $8. We are paying 8,250 times too much for the CO2 savings under the AC Transit BLOOMDOGGLE.
I knew that AC Transit was corrupt. I knew they were gangrene. But when Ms. Fudge the Numbers emailed me today and stated the data was correct, I knew she is lost as we all know data is plural and if she wrote correct English she would have said “the information you were provided were the correct data”. I really don’t care about her grammar but I am indeed flabbergasted that she believes the piece of junk that Bloom Energy sold AC Transit using our money can achieve an efficiency for the 744 hours in March 2015 of 107.1%. Only Al Gore, John Doerr, and Colin Powell could make an Executive Coordinator with an IQ of 107.1 believe this. The corruption of our public entities is now boundless just like the greater than 100% imagined efficiency a Bloom Box can achieve. Cry Our Beloved Country.
Below are the data provided by AC Transit to me
Bloom Energy Customer Report
Feb 2015 Lifetime
March 2015 Lifetime
Site Address Oakland, CA AC Efficiency (LHV)
Performance Data for Month of March 2015 Total Output Factor
Performance Data for Month of February 2015 Total Output Factor
Customer Name AC Transit