Albany MEDICAL CENTER Cogeneration Plant, Albany, New York
Facing significant expansion, both immediate and in the future, Albany Medical Center explored their options for meeting the additional power consumption levels necessitated by growth.
Cogen and Bette & Cring provided a leadership role in the design-build development and construction of this state-of-the-art cogeneration facility.
The $23 Million cogeneration project includes a new 23,000 SF plant building that houses a 4.6 MW Solar Mercury 50 gas turbine, a 60,000 pph Heat Recovery Steam Generator, gas compressor, two 500 Ton electric centrifugal chillers, a control room, office space, and room for a second turbine/HRSG pair.
Albany Medical Center’s carbon emissions is projected to be reduced by 20,000 tons/year – the equivalent of taking 3,234 cars off the road. Albany Medical Center is experiencing significant cost savings – project buyback is in the 7-9 year range, while the life of the turbine extends to more than 20 years.