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Myrtle Avenue Condominiums CHP(ST9926A-1)

Myrtle Owner, LLC


The project is a new construction site, encompassing 300,000 sq. ft. of mixed use development, residential space to be 78%, with 8% commercial, 7% common area, and the remainder will be parking space. The site is being designed to incorporate the combined heat and Power, (CHP), system, for optimal installation and operation It is expected to consume greater than 4,300 MWh of electricity and 380,000 therms of natural gas annually. The CHP installation enhances the building project appeal to a constrained energy area of Brooklyn, NY.

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Project Description

Installation of a CHP plant into a state of the art mixed use facility will provide electricity, heating, cooling, hot water, and reduced grid constraint for the tenants who will occupy the new facility. In addition to the tenant benefits, the CHP system will be operated by an Energy Management System (EMS), along with a monitoring station having Web-access. HVAC and domestic hot water will be integrated byproducts of the CHP, and optimized by secondary efficient distribution systems, i.e. four-pipe hot water and chilled water fan coil units. Absorption chilling will use waste heat from the CHP. Each tenant will be sub-metered to capture individual electric use, stimulating conservation and awareness. The energy monitoring will help in the CHP cost allocations and revenue generation. The CHP will allow for improved grid reliability, energy efficiency, reduced energy costs, and technology transfer, all NYSERDA objectives, in successful DG/CHP demonstration projects for NY State.


Overall, annual CHP operation efficiency should be 85% or better. The development site is in a load pocket, and this CHP system will reduce the impact from the new development to the local grid. The CHP system is expected to provide 75% of the annual electric consumption, and over 95% of the thermal load.

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Myrtle Owner, LLC
325 Gold St Fl 7th
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Principle Investigator

Juan Barahona

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:

Gas Turbine

NYSERDA Contact Information

Gregory Pedrick


R&D -Transport & Power Systems

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST9926A-1

Last Updated: 1/10/2014