The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has presented professional services firm KPMG with an award for using cogeneration to provide nearly half of the energy used by its data centre in Montvale, New Jersey.

KPMG deployed more than 12 natural-gas-powered Capstone microturbines at its headquarters in Montvale as part of its CHP system. The system generates 720 kW of power, or nearly 50% of the load required by the company’s data centre at the campus, according to the EPA.


Two other organizations received EPA’s Energy Star CHP award for emissions reductions and energy savings. They were Dominion Transmission in Pennsylvania and the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.


Gina McCarthy, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, said CHP systems offered the advantage of cutting energy costs and ‘protecting the environment.’

“By using this technology, our award winners are demonstrating their commitment to clean, healthy air and creating a path for others to follow,” she said.



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