HomeDecentralized EnergyCogeneration CHPRibbon cut on North Carolina State's 11 MW CHP plant

Ribbon cut on North Carolina State’s 11 MW CHP plant

North Carolina State University Chancellor Randy Woodson officially unveiled the 11 MW combined heat and power plant at the US university this week.

The facility is expected to generate $4.3m of energy savings in the first year of operation.
The highly efficient new facility at North Carolina State, a member of the International District Energy Association (IDEA), has been servicing approximately 8 million gross square feet of campus building space since coming online September 14.

Robert P. Thornton, President & CEO of the IDEA said, “The US Department of Energy and the Obama White House have set a goal to add 40 GW of CHP capacity in the US by 2020 and this investment at NC State is an important step forward toward that goal.”

The recently-completed renovation of the university’s Cates Utility Plant on campus increases the facility’s efficiency by roughly 35 percent and moves NC State closer toward its goal of climate neutrality by 2050.

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