Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

NYPH Downtown CHP Project(ST9172-1)

New York Presbyterian Hospital


New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) covers three city blocks between 68th Street and East 71st Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan .The campus is nestled between 1st Avenue and the East River. The hospital produces steam and chilled water with a central utilities plant (CUP) located in the Annex Building on 70th Street. All of the campus’ electricity is currently supplied by energy marketers and delivered by Con Edison. Steam, chilled water, and electricity are distributed throughout the campus in a vast piping and raceway network located beneath the buildings. NYPH completed a CHP study, co-funded by NYSERDA, which recommended installing a 7.5 MW combined heat and power plant in the CUP.

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Project Description

The system consists of a gas turbine generator, duct burner and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The proposed unit is a Taurus 70-T10301S Std., natural gas fuel turbine generator from Solar Gas Turbines. The 7.5 MW gas turbine generator set will be a single combustion turbine-based system consisting of a gas turbine and an induction generator. It will use natural gas as the primary fuel and No.2 fuel oil as back-up.


The project will provide significant operational and cost benefits to the facility and reduction of peak load on the grid.

Project Results


New York Presbyterian Hospital
627 W 165TH ST Service Bldg- Facilities Room G39
NEW YORK, NY 10032

Principle Investigator

Jennifer Kearney

Universities Involved


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: ST9172-1

Last Updated: 1/13/2014