Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

New York University CHP Proposal Demonstration(ST7854-1)

New York University


New York University (NYU) presently owns and operates a combined heat and power (CHP) plant that provides electricity, high temperature hot water, and chilled water to numerous buildings throughout the campus. The plant's older components are approaching or have passed their useful life. The existing CHP system generates approximately 24% of the university's electrical requirements. The total generating capacity of the existing CHP plant is 8.7 MW. Due to mechanical problems and environmental permitting issues, the generators typically provide only 4 to 5 MW of on-site generation.

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Project Description

In 2002, NYU completed a feasibility study that was co-funded under NYSERDA's Technical Assistance Program (PON 583-00). As a result of the study, NYU plans to install a state-of-the art co-generation plant consisting of three natural gas fired combustion turbines equipped with heat recovery high temperature hot water generators. The total power output from these combustion turbines will be 15.5 MW. The facility's maximum peak electric demand of 17.5 MW occurs during the summer months.


The demonstration project will reduce on-site energy costs and emissions, improve reliability, and reduce peak load on the grid.

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New York University
740 Broadway Fl 6th Attn: Dianne Anderson
New York, NY 10003

Principle Investigator

Cecil Scheib

Universities Involved

New York University


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:

Gas Turbine

NYSERDA Contact Information

John Love


R&D - Energy Mkts & Pwr Del

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST7854-1

Last Updated: 5/12/2014