Albany Medical Center

//Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center2018-11-01T11:01:09+00:00

Project Description

Albany MEDICAL CENTER Cogeneration Plant, Albany, New York Albany Medical Center - Project of the Year  

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.


Client: Albany Medical Center Hospital 

Design-Build Team: Cogen / Bette Cring

Construction Value: $23 Million

CHP Plant Size: 4.6 MW

Operational: March 2013


Cogen and Bette & Cring provided a leadership role in the design-build development and construction of this state-of-the-art cogeneration facility.   Through a creative approach to accommodate $330M of hospital expansion on a tightly constrained urban site, this project allows the hospital to meet it rapidly growing energy needs now and in the future.

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.

Case Study

Project Details