Higher Education Experience

Oakland University CHP System

Oakland University
Rochester, MI
  • 400 kW electricity
  • Two heat exchangers totaling 1.83 MMBTUs/hour
    of heat recovery for hot water
  • Facility back up power
  • FlexSetDG controls system

DOWNLOAD: “Engineering Is On Display at Oakland University’s New Student-Focused Engineering Center”
In Construction Association of Michigan Magazine October 2015 (PDF)

Washtenaw Community College CHP

Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 130 kW electricity
  • 0.8 MMBTU hot water
  • 50 tons for chilled water
  • FlexSetDG controls system

Syracuse University Data Center

Syracuse University Data Center
Syracuse, NY

The Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (CCHP) system includes 12 Capstone C65 Hybrid UPS turbines that run off natural gas, function as uninterruptible power supplies and produce 65 kilowatts of power each. The center produces its own heating and cooling by recovering the turbine waste heat. Absorption chillers are used to make cold water to directly cool the computer servers.

RESULTS: The data center has its own onsite power plant, and estimates that it uses 50 percent less energy than a typical data center of its size. It is able to operate off-grid due to the tri-generation system. Syracuse University’s data center is one of the “greenest” data centers in the world.

  • 780 kW Electricity
  • 300 Tons Chilled Water
  • 4.0 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Mission Critical Power System
  • Battery-backed up Uninterruptible Power System (UPS)

UT CHP Modular Unit

University of Toledo Data Center
Toledo, OH

Our Reliaflex modular power systems incorporate all the features and benefits of an integrated mission critical power system in a space conscious pre-engineered container system. ReliaFlex modules are easily shipped to any location and are capable of being connected to existing infrastructure in a shorter period of time.

Ohio Third Frontier awarded a $1 million hybrid loan toward this project’s design, implementation and commercialization. Ohio Third Frontier, of the state of Ohio’s Development Services Agency, provides funding to Ohio technology-based companies, universities, nonprofit research institutions, and other organizations to create new products, companies, industries and jobs.

RESULTS: The completed University of Toledo ReliaFlex modular unit is the second green data center in the nation and the first in Ohio. The new modular power system will reduces by 50% the amount of fossil fuel needed to power the University’s data center.

  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 100 Tons Chilled Water
  • 1.0 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Modular Mission Critical Power System
  • Battery-backed up UPS

UT Center for Visual Arts

University of Toledo, Center for Visual Arts
Toledo, OH
  • 130 kW electricity
  • 0.8 MMBTU hot water

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, NY
  • 195 kW electricity
  • 1.0 MMBTU steam (15 psi)
  • Facility back-up power

Entertainment Experience

Toledo Museum of Art CHP

Toledo Museum of Art
Toledo, OH

Installed a CHP system featuring four C65 Capstone MicroTurbines with hot water heat recovery modules and remote natural gas compressors. The units interface directly with the existing hot water system and electrical distribution to provide supplemental heat and on-site power.

RESULTS: Under low load conditions, the turbines generate enough heat and power to meet the loads of the entire facility.

  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 1.6 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Power Reliability
  • Facility back-up power

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion

Toledo Museum of Art Phase 2 – Glass Pavilion
Toledo, OH
  • 130 kW Electricity
  • 0.8 MMBTU Hot Water
  • 20 Tons Chilled Water

 

DOWNLOAD: “The Art of Efficiency” Toledo Museum of Art Case Study
from High Performing Building Winter 2014 issue (PDF)

Huntington Center Microturbines

Huntington Center
Toledo, OH

To supplement Huntington Center’s heating, cooling and electricity needs, GEM Energy installed a CHP system integrating four C65 Capstone MicroTurbines with hot water heat recovery modules, natural gas compressors, and an absorption chiller.

RESULTS: The turbine array runs year round to produce electricity. In the winter, the exhaust energy is recovered to provide heating for the facility; and in the summer, this energy is used to drive an absorption chiller. Under low load conditions, the system generates enough heat and power to meet the loads of the entire facility.

  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 1.6 MMBTU Hot Water
  • 82 Tons Chilled Water

SeaGate Center Microturbines

SeaGate Convention Centre
Toledo, OH
  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 1.6 MMBTU Hot Water
  • 100 Tons Chilled Water
  • Facility back-up power
  • FlexSetDG controls system

Healthcare Experience

ProMedica Wildwood CHP System

ProMedica Wildwood
Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital
Toledo, OH
  • 130 kW electricity
  • 0.8 MMBTU hot water
  • FlexSetDG controls system

DOWNLOAD: Ohio Healthier Hospitals Report (June 2015, PDF)

ProMedica’s Wildwood Hospital was featured in Ohio Healthier Hospitals Initiative report. With the system in its second year of continuous operation, ProMedica has achieved the energy and GHG reduction goals established during the feasibility and design process.

VA Hospital: Ann Arbor, MI

VA Ann Arbor Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
  • 1000 kW Electricity
  • 2.0 MMBTU Steam (75psi)

Rom Hospital CHP

Rome Memorial Hospital
Rome, NY
  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 1.6 MMBTU Hot Water

VA Hospital: Syracuse, NY

Veterans Affairs Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Commercial Experience

Dominion CHP System

Dominion East Ohio
Corporate Headquarters Complex
Cleveland, OH
  • 1000 kW Electricity
  • Power reliability
  • Facility back-up power

Pearl Valley Cheese Microturbine

Pearl Valley Cheese
Fresno, OH
  • 65 kW electricity
  • Renewable power system fueled with biogas

MathWorks CHP

MathWorks Data Center
Boston, MA
  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 100 Tons Chilled Water
  • 1.0 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Grid connect only system

Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) Experience

Lima Waste Water Treatment Center CHP

Lima, OH
  • 130 kW electricity
  • 500 MBTU hot water
  • Renewable power system fueled with biogas
Twinsburg, OH
  • 65 kW electricity
  • 250 MBTU hot water
  • Renewable power system fueled with biogas

Twinsburg Wast Water Treatment Plant

Ithaca, NY
  • 260 kW Electricity
  • 1.2 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Renewable power system fueled with biogas
Jamestown, NY
  • 65 kW Electricity
  • 0.3 MMBTU Hot Water
  • Renewable power system fueled with biogas