Combined Heat & Power Distributed Energy

See how the Flex Turbine® is supplying clean, Combined Heat and Power and Combined Cooling, Heat and Power up to 85% total efficiency at different user sites.

Emissions and operating costs are decreased with Flex Turbine® CHP/CCHP through efficient energy generation paired with ultra-low emissions and energy security.

Commercial and industrial facilities seeking to meet their CO2 reduction and environmental goals can use the Flex Turbine® for 24/7 Combined Heat and Power (CHP). The Flex Turbine® uses an onboard hot water heat exchanger for an efficient onsite CHP solution, giving energy intensive businesses an alternative to paying for costly utility power and improving their energy efficiency. Effective chiller systems are paired with the Flex Turbine® to reduce facility cooling costs for a 24/7 Combined Cooling Heat and Power (CCHP) solution.

For areas with the added challenge of unpredictable utility power, the Flex Turbine® comes equipped with its Closed Transition Dual Mode functionality where seamless energy is provided during grid intermittency or extended outages. Facilities can continue their production, generating revenue through the grid outage. The energy security provided by the Dual Mode Flex Turbine® avoids the shutdown and costly plant restart when the utility finally restores its grid.

Projects

Biomedical Entertainment Studio High Rise Hospital

Biomedical

Biomedical CHP

Biomedical Combined Cooling, Heat and Power

  • Commissioned in March 2016
  • CARB Certified for CHP operation using natural gas

Energy Efficiency Project:

  • Three Flex Turbine® GT333 CHP systems integrated with facility electrical and chiller system
  • Operates on low pressure natural gas
  • Hot water cogeneration drives absorption chiller

Energy Security Value:

  • System operates in dual mode configuration with automatic synchronizing and grid isolated operation.
  • Continuous power supplied to priority loads through utility outages – avoiding costly facility shutdown and restart.

 

Entertainment Studio

 Commercial CHP

Entertainment Studio Combined Cooling Heat and Power

  • Commissioned in November 2012
  • Over 100,000 hours of operation
  • CARB Certified for CHP operation using natural gas

Energy Efficiency Project:

  • four Flex Turbine® GT250 CHP systems integrated with facility electrical and chiller system
  • Operates on low pressure natural gas
  • Hot water cogeneration drives absorption chiller

Energy Security Value:

  • System operates in dual mode configuration with automatic synchronizing and grid isolated operation.
  • Continuous power supplied to priority loads through utility outages – avoiding costly facility shutdown and restart.

 

High Rise

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Multi-Story High Rise Combined Heat and Power

  • Commissioned in October 2009
  • Over 43,000 hours of operation
  • CARB Certified for CHP operation using natural gas

Energy Efficiency Project:

  • Energy Security Value:
  • One Flex Turbine® GT250 CHP supplying 250 kW and 1.1MM BTU/hour hot water for 21 floor multi-purpose federal building

Energy Savings Value

  • $275,000 annual savings in electrical and thermal energy

 

Hospital

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Medical Center Combined Heat and Power

  • Commissioned in May 2011
  • Over 96,000 hours operation
  • CARB Certified for CHP operation using natural gas

Energy Efficiency Project

  • Three Flex Turbine® GT250 CHP supplying 750 kW and 3.3MM BTU/hour hot water for Acute care 324 bed facility

Energy Savings Value

  • $550,000 annual savings in electrical and thermal energy

 

Features and Benefits

  • Compact efficient CHP in a single enclosure
  • Integral fuel booster for pipeline natural gas (down to 4” WC supply)
  • Certified California ultra-low exhaust emissions
  • Quiet sound operation (77 dB @ 1m)
  • Low maintenance – only one(1) planned maintenance per year