CHP centrepiece to New Jersey efficiency initiative

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has unveiled a $2.3m energy efficiency drive with combined heat and power being used in two of three projects set out by the authority.

The three projects are expected to save approximately $1.3 million annually in energy savings and are named as the Ocean County Justice Complex, the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe, and Acutecare Management Services, LLC’s Oceanport Fort Monmouth Hospital.
Ocean County Justice Complex
Daily Energy Insider reports that Ocean County will receive $1.1m for the construction of a 600-kilowatt combined heat and power (CHP) system. The system will generate electricity for the Ocean County Justice Complex and capture waste hear for space heating, cooling and water heating. It will have black start capability and a 72.7 percent efficiency rating.

The CHP unit will produce 4,777,872 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity for the Ocean County facility and provide waste heat recovery equal to approximately 13,259 MMBtus of natural gas. The upgrades will save about $383,00 each year.

Acutecare Management Services was awarded $690,000 for the installation of a 345 kW CHP system. The system will create a energy cost savings of approximately $704,565 annually and produce 2,566,452 kWh of electricity, while also providing an estimated 21,027 MMBtus of natural gas in waste heat recovery.

The incentives were provided through The New Jersey Clean Energy Program’s Combined Heat and Power & Fuel Cell Program Program, which provides incentives to New Jersey commercial and industrial utility customers that pay into the Societal Benefits Fund and install new, commercially available and permanent energy efficient systems that provide an efficiency of at least 65 per cent.

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