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10/06/2010

Texas Medical Center Brings Combined Heat and Power Plant Online

New Texas Medical Center CHP plant offers efficiency, savings

 
Texas Medical Center Brings Combined Heat and Power Plant Online

Thermal Energy Corporation (TECO) has opened a new combined heat and power (CHP) plant at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. The Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world, and now boasts the largest on-campus, district chilled water system in the country.

CHP plants can operate at almost twice the efficiency as conventional power methods – The new CHP plant will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the Texas Medical Center by 300,000 tons annually, as well as saving approximately $1.5 million a year in energy costs.

The new CHP facility at the Texas Medical Center is powered by gas turbines, operating on many of the same principles as modern aircraft. Hot exhaust gas from the gas turbine is captured to create steam for the medical facility, and the electric and waste heat generated as a byproduct of facility functions is converted to steam and chilled water that is then used for air conditioning, dehumidification, sterilization, and space heading throughout the Texas Medical Center.

Funding for the new Texas Medical Center CHP plant was provided as part of nine Recovery Act awards, which contribute a total of around $149 million toward the advancement of energy efficient, innovative technologies at locations such as hospitals and utilities.

 

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Xcel Energy’s Data Center Efficiency program can help data centers and large-scale IT operations improve reliability and energy efficiency.


Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.


 
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