|East Orange General Hospital
Metro Energy Solutions entered into an agreement with East
Orange General Hospital to build, own, operate and maintain
a cogeneration power plant to displace a portion of the
hospital's electricity and thermal load for energy cost savings.
The cogeneration plant incorporates (4) 75 Kilowatt engines,
for a total electrical rated output of 300 kilowatts. The
cogeneration system was designed to produce electric and
hot water. The sizing for the cogeneration system is based
primarily upon the building's average hot water requirement.
In addition to the cogeneration plant, the project included
replacements of the existing (2) steam/hot water heat
exchangers. The (2) hot water supplies were communized by
interconnecting piping and a single, larger, common
steam/hot water heat exchanger was installed in the
cogeneration room. The cogeneration system has become
the primary source of heating for the hot water, with the
existing steam boiler plant used as a back-up.
Metro Energy financed the cogeneration plant and the other
improvements so East Orange General Hospital had no
capital investment in the project.
Metro Energy provides electric and thermal energy at a
discounted rate of 15% off of the utility tariff under a 12 year
power purchase agreement. The new cogeneration system
will provide 1.7 million kWh per year for the term of the
agreement and over $340,000 in energy cost savings.
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