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Cogeneration for North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University has contracted with energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions company, Ameresco, to implement a number of energy conservation measures at two campus central utility plants.
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The project focuses on improving the reliability and efficiency of campus central steam and chilled water generation.
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Most significantly, this US$56 million energy saving performance contract will add cogeneration equipment that will provide 11 MW of electricity generation and 100,000 lbs/h of steam generation at one facility.
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The other facility is designed to receive upgrades that will provide for another 300,000 lbs/h of new steam generating capacity.
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Implementation of all the planned energy conservation measures at the two central utility plants is expected to provide the university with average annual energy savings of around $6.5 million.
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The university aims to meet a third of peak demand from its on-site generation plant.
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