SYRACUSE, FEURA BUSH, and ONTARIO, N.Y. — Three New York facilities in different industries will be saving money and reducing emissions with the installation of Capstone combined heat and power (CHP) turbine systems from GEM Energy.
Syracuse VA Medical Center in Syracuse, New York; Owens Corning’s Delmar insulation plant in Feura Bush, New York; and Harbec Inc.’s plastics manufacturing facility in Ontario, New York, all expect to reduce their cost of operations while also gaining environmental benefits.
The Syracuse VA Medical Center is installing eight natural gas-fueled C65-ICHP Capstone turbines and a FlexSet distributed generation control system that provides individual control and performance measurements of the system. To make the best use of space at the 398-bed hospital, the on-site power generation system will be installed on the medical center’s roof with the lightweight, low-noise, and near-zero vibration turbines. In addition to operational cost savings, the system is expected to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by approximately 1,580 tons/year.
Owens Corning’s Delmar insulation plant is installing three natural gas-fueled C65-ICHP Capstone turbines, which will replace a large, oil-fueled heater in the facility. In addition to operational cost savings, the system is expected to reduce GHG emissions by approximately 360 tons/year.
Harbec Inc. is installing eight natural gas-fueled C65-ICHP Capstone turbines and a FlexSet distributed generation control system to its operations. A Thermax ED-10C absorption chiller is integrated into the system to supply cooling along with heating and power. In addition to operational cost savings, the system will reduce GHG emissions by approximately 1,110 tons/year. The project was funded, in part, with New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) incentives.
For more information, visit www.gemenergycapstone.com.
Publication date: 8/20/2015