HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced that the state is expanding its commitment to advance clean and alternative energy with the investment of more than $4.5 million in grants through the Commonwealth Financing Authority. One of the alternative energy projects is for installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) system.

“Energy equals jobs, and [these] investments continue my commitment to grow Pennsylvania’s diverse energy industries," said Corbett. "The expansion of alternative energy is resulting in cost savings for businesses and residents, new job opportunities, and a cleaner environment.”

For the CHP project, ENER-G Rudox Inc. will receive a $500,000 grant for the installation of a 265 kW CHP system at the Cathedral Village retirement community located in the city of Philadelphia. The $3,217,728 project will also replace inefficient lighting and HVAC systems that have exceeded their life span.

The CHP system, lighting upgrades, and HVAC upgrade will all help to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs. The combined heat and power system is fueled by natural gas and will offset 1,158,538 kWh of electricity and 6,140 MMBtu of heating and cooling. The lighting and HVAC upgrades will reduce electrical use by 830 MWh.

For more information, visit www.newpa.com.

Publication date: 2/10/2014

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