MGM Springfield Casino Bets on CHP

Tecogen has sold six CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) units to MGM Springfield, according to Decentralized Energy.

The equipment will enable the casino to save between $300,000 and $400,000 annually and reduce its carbon footprint, according to the story. Much of the benefit, the story says, comes from use of Tecogen’s Ultera ultra-low emission technology. The installation will be done by the Harry Grodsky Company. The $950 million casino is schedule to open next year.

During the past five years, MGM Resorts International saved 194 million kWh and 239,000 MMBtu of natural gas. That, the release says, is enough to offset annual energy use in 23,000 U.S. homes.

The Director and Co-Director of the University of California’s Advanced Solar Technologies Institute has received a grant of almost $1 million from the California Energy Commission to develop a high efficiency CHP system that produces electricity, hot water and heating for homes and commercial buildings, according to University of California at Merced.

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