Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

100 kW reciprocating engine located at Seaside Plaza.(22239)

Alliance for Housing Inc.


Seaside Plaza is a 256 unit, 238,600-square-foot multifamily apartment complex that consumes 1,980 MWhr of electricity per year, and 16,000 MMBtu of natural gas per year. Steam for space heating and domestic hot water is provided by a central boiler plant. Each of the two buildings in the complex is master metered for electricity. There is no central cooling plant.

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Project Description

A combined heat and power (CHP) system, consisting of a 100 kW Tecogen InVerde 100 reciprocating internal combustion engine, will be installed and integrated into the existing electric and domestic hot water systems.


The CHP system is expected to produce 700 MWhr of electricity and 6,000 MMBtu of thermal energy for heating domestic hot water per year. The CHP system is expected to have a 90% annual overall fuel utilization.

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Alliance for Housing Inc.
15 Verbena Avenue
Floral Park, NY 11001

Principle Investigator

Allan Arker

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:

Reciprocating Engine

NYSERDA Contact Information

Scott Larsen


R&D - Mfg Tech & On-Site Pwr

Contract Details

Start Date: 6/7/2011 1
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 22239

Last Updated: 8/28/2012