19 March 2010 – US-based small-scale CHP system supplier and operator American DG Energy has installed two new systems under its no-capital ‘on-site utility’ concept.
First, the company is now producing energy, in the form of electricity and space heating, at Saint Elizabeth Home, a nursing and rehabilitative care facility in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, from a 75 kW on-site CHP system. The company estimates the total revenue from this project to be US$1.4 million over the 15-year agreement and that the installation will offset the emission of around 330 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.
The company is also producing energy at Fuller Village, an independent living community for seniors located in Milton, Massachusetts, from another CHP installation. The company estimates the total revenue from the project to be $1.2 million over the 15-year agreement.
In both cases, the host organization pays only for the energy it uses, and avoids all capital, installation, operation and maintenance costs. The CHP equipment located at the site is owned and operated by American DG Energy.