CHP

Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino Doesn’t Consider Cogeneration a Gamble

Carl Weinschenk

The appeal of getting two for one – heat and power from the same source – is compelling enough to make cogeneration among the hottest energy approaches on the landscape. It is a bit odd to think of a hospital and a casino as similar institutions, but they are – in terms of HVAC. Of   …Continue Reading


Two Projects Suggest that Cogeneration is Heating Up

Carl Weinschenk

From the conceptual standpoint, cogeneration makes a tremendous amount of sense. After all, it’s difficult to argue with the idea of meeting two needs with a single platform. The good news for proponents is that use of cogeneration – combined heat and power – is growing. Two examples of the progress that is being made are projects   …Continue Reading


Pfizer to Use FuelCell Energy’s CHP Technology

Carl Weinschenk

FuelCell Energy will install a 5.6 MW fuel cell power generation system for Pfizer, according to the company. The fuel cell will be installed at Pfizer’s 160-acre research and development facility in Groton, CT. Under a power purchase agreement, the biopharmaceutical company will buy power and steam from FuelCell for 20 years. The fuel cell   …Continue Reading


Entrade Introduces Portable Tri-Generation Unit

Carl Weinschenk

Entrade has introduced what it says is the world’s smallest combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) tri-generation unit powered by biomass. The unit was unveiled at La Kretz Innovation Center in Los Angeles. The company says that the E3, which is small enough to be transported in a pickup truck, generates as much as 30   …Continue Reading


MIT Replacing, Expanding Cogeneration Infrastructure

Carl Weinschenk

The Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT) is upgrading and expanding its use of cogeneration, according to the university. MIT has committed to a 32 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The 21 MW cogeneration platform now providing power electricity, steam heat and chilled water to more than 100 campus buildings is nearing the   …Continue Reading


The Positive Economics of Cogeneration

Carl Weinschenk

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) – cogeneration – makes intuitive sense. The progress it is making in the marketplace isn’t solely due to building owners’ and managers’ gut feelings, however. It is based on a hard dollars and cents assessment by building owners and managers. By all accounts, the approach is gaining mainstream acceptance, as   …Continue Reading


Iberdrola Orders Turbines for Mexican Cogeneration Plants

Carl Weinschenk

  Iberdrola Generation Mexico has ordered two General Electric 6F.01 gas turbines for cogeneration plants in Mexico, according to Smarter Analyst. The plants are located in Altamira and San Juan Del Rio, which are in the states of Tamaulipas and Querétaro, respectively. Combined, the plants will generate about 100 MW, which would power about 500,000   …Continue Reading


Cogeneration: The Right Technology at the Right Time

Carl Weinschenk

Cogeneration – also known as combined heat and power (CHP) – is expected to grow, according to a study released in October by Grandview Research. It’s not surprising: The technique, which uses one process to generate electricity and heat, is clean and efficient. That puts it right in line with the desire of energy managers, their   …Continue Reading


Analyst: CHP Has Room to Grow in Minnesota

Carl Weinschenk

Combined heat and power (CHP) approaches have not taken off in Minnesota, according to Will Nissen, a senior policy associate at Fresh Energy. Nissen, writing and MinnPost, said that the state is well positioned to use the approach because of its abundance of forests. Keys to increasing the use of CHP, according to contributors to the piece quoted by   …Continue Reading


Susquehanna Health Grows While Cutting Energy Costs

Carl Weinschenk

Susquehanna Health cut its utility costs 36 percent per square-foot compared to 2009, according to NorthCentralPA.com. Susquehanna’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center’s campus has grown by half since 2010, but the actual cost of heating and cooling have decreased by eight percent on an apples-to-apples basis. The strategy to achieve the comparative gains include the deployment of   …Continue Reading