Greenwood Energy, the North American renewable energy division of the Libra Group, has announced it is to install the first combined heat and power plant for the Millennium Hilton Hotel in the heart of New York.

“Adding the Millennium Hilton to our portfolio puts us in a strong position for the drive towards distributed generation for hotels, colleges, universities, hospitals, healthcare facilities and other institutions,” said Greenwood Energy’s CFO, Douglas Johnsen.

Wall Street Journal reports that the plant will convert natural gas into electrical and thermal energy for the Millennium Hilton Hotel on Church Street, Lower Manhattan. The Millennium Hilton Hotel comprises 471 guest rooms and 98 suites, located in the city’s financial district and close to the Ground Zero site.

The plant will consist of two (2) 250 kilowatt cogeneration units (reciprocating engines) supplied by Stowell Distributed Power Corporation (“SDP”), based in Newport Beach, California. SDP will also provide long-term services for the plant.

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