Combined Heat and Power Partnership
New York Presbyterian Hospital
|Contact Name||Kathia Benitez|
|Title||Energy Program Manager, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell|
525 East 68th Street Box 157 AN108|
New York City, NY 10021
The New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) facility at 68th Street is one of New York City's largest single natural gas and electricity consumers. NYPH has the opportunity to protect itself against retail energy price volatility, drive down the overall emissions of controlled pollutants, more reliably continue operations in the event of a Con Edison blackout condition, and save approximately $4.6 million annually. With the addition of a CHP facility in the existing chiller plant, NYPH can realize these benefits. The facility will use a combustor turbine to turn a generator. Exhaust gases will be captured to create steam, relieving the need to generate as much steam in the existing boilers, while the hospital reduces its incoming power purchases. The system will operate year round and will have a useful life of more than 20 years. The project, budgeted at $25 million, will be the first to interconnect to the Con Edison transmission grid in Manhattan and operate in synchronicity.