Tag: cogeneration plants

In separate production of electricity, some energy must be discarded as waste heat, but in cogeneration this thermal energy is put to use. All thermal power plants emit heat during electricity generation, which can be released into the natural environment through cooling towers, flue gas, or by other means.

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in Philadelphia, PA, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

Boiling Water in Changing Times

Boiling Water in Changing Times

Boilers might be some of the unsung heroes of the civilized world. Even though some are substantial in size, they almost seem too basic to say much about, and yet they are crucial to comfort, hygiene, industrial processes, sterilization, food preparation, and power generation—all kinds of activities discovered to be

World-Famous Brewery to Benefit From Biogas CHP Cogeneration System

World-Famous Brewery to Benefit From Biogas CHP Cogeneration System

St. Augustine, FL, September 9, 2014.  The oldest brewery in the USA operates a 2G CENERGY® 400ekW/h CHP cogeneration power plant, serving about 20% of Yuengling®’s total electricity needs at the brewery, saving the owner significant dollars. Yuengling® is joining the group of smart breweries that embrace new advanced biogas technologies and modern CHP energy conversion

Low Risk, High Returns

Low Risk, High Returns

Officials at Kingston General Hospital have long been proponents of onsite power. The hospital, located in Kingston, Ontario, in Canada, opened its own onsite cogeneration facility more than five years ago. The 15-MW plant, which the hospital shares with neighboring Queens University, relies on two 7.5-MW turbines that burn natural

Resourceful With Waste

Successful grading and excavating contractors are, if anything, resourceful when it comes to meeting a challenge. The worst recession in memory for most of them has highlighted the value of making the most of every available resource. Those resources include materials once considered a costly disposal problem—such materials as stumps,

RealEnergy: Reflections on a Fallen Leader

Founded in 1999 by Dan Cashdan and four partners, including two with energy-industry backgrounds, RealEnergy eventually attracted $75 million in venture capital. But it was all gone by 2004 when one of the partners, Kevin Best, bought the name and intellectual assets. The 13 MW of physical assets the company

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