6 September 2010 – Work is underway on the NRG Energy Center Princeton, which will provide heating, cooling and electricity to the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro, New Jersey, US.
The 237-single patient room, acute care hospital is under construction and is expected to open at the end of 2011.
To be based on a gas turbine, the combined heat and power (CHP) system includes the production of steam for heating and chilled water for air conditioning, achieved by a thermal energy storage system. The centre will also include solar power generation and energy-saving smart meters.
Recent work included installing two of the chillers, main electrical equipment and the chilled water piping inside the energy centre, as well as installing the outside cooling tower.
The first chiller has to become operational during September to support the hospital’s construction schedule.
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