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The Michelangelo Hotel

263 kW CoGen (CHP)

  • Cogeneration installation at a New York Italian Style hotel on the corner of 51st and 7th Avenue.


  • Cogeneration system includes a 263kW unit with heat recovery and gas booster system.


  • Total construction cost approx. $1.6 M.


  • Construction completed in 2017.


The partners of Powergen were responsible for providing the engineering and construction for the cogeneration system at The Michelangelo Hotel.


The engineering team designed a 263kW combined heat and power (CHP) plant for installation in the sub-cellar mechanical room. This installation significantly reduced the facility carbon footprint by thousands of tons per year.


This installation includes one (1) 263 kW natural gas driven reciprocating cogeneration unit with associated heat recovery. Jacket water from the cogens will be used for heat recovery to supplement domestic hot water production and heat during the winter.


Costs were partially offset with supplemental funding from a state agency called NYSERDA. In addition, the engineering team demonstrated attractive economic payback due to the substantial energy cost savings through on-site power generation and coincident heat generation.

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