160 kW CoGen (CHP)
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
Cogeneration installation at Related’s luxury condominium on 55thStreet and 10thAve.
Cogeneration system includes a 160kW unit with heat recovery and gas booster system.
Project construction cost approx. $800,000.
Construction completed in 2017.
Powergen was contracted to build the plant for the Project Prime who designed a 160kW combined heat and power (CHP) plant for installation in the existing mechanical room.
This installation includes a 160 kW natural gas driven reciprocating cogeneration unit with associated heat recovery, dry cooler, and heat exchangers. Jacket water from the cogens will be used for heat recovery to supplement domestic hot water production.
Costs were partially offset with supplemental funding from a state agency. 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.
This installation significantly reduced the facility carbon footprint by thousands of tons per year.