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ENGIE and Axium acquire Boston microgrid

ENGIE North America and Axium Infrastructure (operating jointly as Longwood Energy Partners) have completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system serving six Harvard-affiliated medical institutions in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston.

All six institutions will benefit under long-term utility contracts through 2051.

“We’re extremely proud to support energy needs of the hospitals of the Longwood Medical Area in their quest for high performance, resiliency, and sustainability”
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This microgrid and district energy system, with a capacity to produce 99 MW of electricity, 1,100,000 lbs/hr of steam, and 42,000 tons of chilled water, are integral to the day-to-day operation of the medical facilities, which are active in critical research initiatives and have approximately 2,000 beds serving more than 100,000 inpatients and 2.4 million outpatients annually.

“We’re extremely proud to support energy needs of the hospitals of the Longwood Medical Area in their quest for high performance, resiliency, and sustainability,” said President and CEO of ENGIE North America Frank Demaille.

“This project is perfectly in line with ENGIE’s strategy to drive customer-centric approaches, and we’re excited to bring our experience in energy production, operation, efficiency, procurement, and commodity risk management to the table. District energy networks are among the most efficient, reliable, and cost-effective ways to provide energy security while reducing the carbon footprint. Within ENGIE, it is our conviction that district heating and cooling networks can be the backbone of more sustainable and resilient hospital campuses and cities.”

ENGIE operates more than 250 low-carbon urban heating and cooling networks in 13 countries, including some of the most emblematic European district systems in places such as the London Olympic Park, the cities of Paris, Marseille, Barcelona, and Lisbon, as well as in the city of Cyberjaya in Malaysia. The company also has a 40% stake in Tabreed, which has more than 70 district cooling plants located throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council in the Middle East.

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