Distributed Generation Study/Patterson Farms

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Study Location Auburn, New York
Site Description Agricultural
Study Type Long-term Monitoring
Technology Internal Combustion Engine
Prime Mover Caterpillar G3508
Heat Recovery Systems Built-in
Fuel Biogas
System Installer RCM Digesters
System Enclosure Outdoor
System Application Combined Heat and Power
Number of Prime Movers 1
Stand-alone Capability Seamless
Power Rating 180 kW0.18 MW
180,000 W
180,000,000 mW
1.8e-4 GW
1.8e-7 TW
Nominal Voltage (V) 480
Heat Recovery Rating (BTU/hr) 2000
Cooling Capacity (Refrig/Tons)
Origin of Controller Manufacturer-Integrated
Component Integration Factory Integrated
Start Date 2006/03/10
Monitoring Termination Date 1969/12/31
Primary Power Application Based Load
Secondary Power Application
Primary Heat/Cooling Application Other
Secondary Heat/Cooling Application Other
Capacity Factor .897
Availability 99.93
Electrical Efficiency (HHV)
Electrical Efficiency (LHV)
Highest Combustion Intake Air Temperature (F) 108.3°F315.539 K
42.389 °C
567.97 °R
Lowest Combustion Intake Air Temperature (F) 7.8°F259.706 K
-13.444 °C
467.47 °R
NOx Emissions Data Available No
CO Emissions Data Available No
12-Month Run Hours 17104
12-Month Energy Savings (USD)
System Cost (USD)
Report URL http://chp.nyserda.org/facilities/details.cfm?facility=70
Study Verified Yes