Distributed Generation Study/Elgin Community College

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Study Location Elgin, Illinois
Site Description Institutional-School/University
Study Type Case Study
Technology Internal Combustion Engine
Prime Mover Waukesha VHP5108GL
Heat Recovery Systems Beaird Maxim Model TRP-12
Fuel Natural Gas
System Installer Morse Electric Company
System Enclosure Indoor
System Application Combined Heat and Power
Number of Prime Movers 4
Stand-alone Capability Manual
Power Rating 3220 kW3.22 MW
3,220,000 W
3,220,000,000 mW
0.00322 GW
3.22e-6 TW
Nominal Voltage (V) 4160
Heat Recovery Rating (BTU/hr) 11200000
Cooling Capacity (Refrig/Tons) 550
Origin of Controller 3rd Party Off-the-Shelf
Component Integration Customer Assembled
Start Date 1997/05/01
Monitoring Termination Date 2002/06/30
Primary Power Application Based Load
Secondary Power Application Backup
Primary Heat/Cooling Application Space Heat and/or Cooling
Secondary Heat/Cooling Application Domestic Hot Water
Capacity Factor .61
Availability 98
Electrical Efficiency (HHV)
Electrical Efficiency (LHV)
Highest Combustion Intake Air Temperature (F) 0°F255.372 K
-17.778 °C
459.67 °R
Lowest Combustion Intake Air Temperature (F) 0°F255.372 K
-17.778 °C
459.67 °R
NOx Emissions Data Available Yes
CO Emissions Data Available Yes
12-Month Run Hours 3380
12-Month Energy Savings (USD) 440023
System Cost (USD) 2500000
Report URL http://en.openei.org/wiki/File:Sr-ElginCommunityCollege-0405.pdf
Study Verified Yes