Brookfield Property Partners and Urban American is spending $16 million for energy efficiency upgrades and retrofits for 3,000 apartment units in Harlem, N.Y. Crain’s New York Business says that the plan is to replace about 6,000 windows and seal cracks in five buildings. A cogeneration plant will provide about 15 percent of the heat and …Continue Reading
Combined heat and power (CHP) creates great efficiencies by using one source of energy for dual purposes, such as HVAC and hot water heating. There are two basic approaches to CHP, and energy managers should understand the differences.
East Central University in Ada, OK, has received an incentive check of $297,437 from Oklahoma Gas & Electric, according to The Ada News. The incentive was from the utility’s Schools and Government Efficiency (SAGE) program. The story says that the SAGE program provides organizations with no-cost facility improvement recommendations. It also offers benchmarking services, energy …Continue Reading
A lot has happened on the cogeneration front in New York City during the past few weeks. From the perspective of proponents, the news is a mix of positive and negative.
The Boston Medical Center, which is a 496-bed academic institution in the South End of the city, is using Veolia’s “Green Steam” combined heat and power for thermal energy, the company said.
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard based in Massachusetts is conducting two live tests on a localized microgrid that would protect it from a widespread electrical outage. So far, the project that has been demonstrated by General Electric, is looking like a success.
Capstone Turbine Corporation said that it has received an order for a C1000S Signature Series microturbine for use in a local district heating project in northwest Italy. The sale was made by IBT Group, which is Capstone’s Italian distributor. The 1 MW C1000S will be used in a combined heat and power (CHP) installation to produce primary …Continue Reading
It’s only May, but it already has been a good year for Capstone Turbine. The company has announced 13 deals, mostly of multiple units. The key element of a turbine is a wheel or rotor. It is made to revolve by an outside force, which could be water, steam, or – in the case of …Continue Reading
Duke Energy and Duke University have agreed to a contract under which a 21 MW natural gas fed combined heat and power (CHP) plant will be built on the university’s campus. The 35-year agreement must be approved by the North Carolina Utilities Commission. If it is approved and the plant built, Duke Energy Carolinas will own, …Continue Reading
Waste gases are a problem. If vented or flared without being properly treated, they contribute to pollution and global warming. Conditioning them to be disposed of properly is expensive, however. The problem would be solved if a way is found to use the dirty and diluted gases to produce the heat that is necessary to generate the …Continue Reading