The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its top 25 onsite green power generators through its Green Power Partnership program and Coca-Cola has placed third, largely due to a new CHP system that entered service in April.
à‚ The facility is located next to Coca-Cola’s syrup plant and supplies it with all of its electricity, steam and chilled water needs.
à‚ Methane collected at the plant is cleaned, upgraded and delivered to the CHP plant via a six-mile pipeline.
à‚ Three GE reciprocating engines convert the gas into power, and three heat-recovery engines use heat from the GE engines to produce steam. A York steam turbine-driven chiller then uses that steam to produce chilled water.
Coca-Cola now uses 6 per cent renewable energy as a company, according to the EPA rankings, more percentagewise than the top two green power users.
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