The Capstone turbine combined heat & power CHP system in SUNY ESF’s Gateway Center, a student commons and event center, is part of a power system that provides 60% of campus heat needs and 20% of campus electricity, saving the college $520,000 in utility expense annually. The Capstone CHP system can power the building’s critical loads in a utility outage, providing a resilience benefit to the campus.

GEM Energy supplied the CHP equipment package, consisting of three 65kW micro turbines and a heat recovery steam generator producing 15 psig steam, performed startup and commissioning and currently maintains the system under a factory protection plan. Complementing the Capstone CHP system is a parallel wood chip-fueled boiler that spins a steam turbine to generate electricity prior to sending excess steam to the campus heating loop.

The combined-heat-and-power system in ESF's Gateway Center powers 60% of the campus's heat needs and 20% of its energy using sustainable biofuels. It also provides a 'living laboratory' for our Sustainable Energy Management students, who can observe and work on a sustainable energy system as part of their classroom experience.It also saves ESF about $520,000 a year!Read more about our CHP system:

Dikirim oleh SUNY-ESF pada Senin, 14 Januari 2019

A benefit to students in the Sustainable Energy Management degree program, SUNY-ESF Gateway Center’s ‘living laboratory’ allows them to observe and work directly with a sustainable energy system as part of the classroom experience.