The cogeneration plant produces both electricity and steam from a natural gas fired turbine engine. This form of gas turbine power generation is cleaner than combusting other fossil fuels. The Kawasaki combustion gas turbine utilizes a catalytic combustor, which produces less than 2.5ppm (Parts Per Million) Nitrogen Oxides, less than 6ppm of Carbon Monoxide, and less than 2ppm of volatile organic compounds.
The electricity produced by the cogeneration plant provides power to PUC and other buildings within the college premises. It serves a variety of purposes, from powering buildings and computers to powering streetlamps and fountains. The Kawasaki natural gas turbine engine produces 1280Kw at maximum load.
Key Benefits of Cogeneration Power
The exhaust heat from the Kawasaki turbine engine is used to create steam for the campus. It provides 20,000 PPH (pounds per hour) of steam to the campus using a Rentech heat recovery steam generator. Steam is used to provide heating and air conditioning for the campus buildings. The condensed steam (condensate) is recycled back to the plant.
Key Benefits of Steam
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