Ascribe News – September 02, 2008
Minneapolis, MN – Atlantic Energy Solutions announced that its guaranteed savings projections for the Fonda-Fultonville School District have been exceeded by over 25 percent.
The Co-Generation project was the first off-grid Co-Generation plant approved by the New York State Education Department and built by an Energy Services Company (ESCO) in New York State. In addition, Atlantic Energy Solutions was able to help provide the school district with a grant of over $500,000 from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the company said.
Tim Brock, CEO, of Atlantic Energy Solutions, said, “As a result of the sharp increase in utility rates over the last several years, businesses have been aggressively searching for new ways to become energy efficient. Co-generation plants have emerged as a cost-effective alternative, resulting in thousands of dollars in savings”. Brock went on to say, “The most gratifying part for my job is to see such huge savings realized for each and every one of our customers.”
In the Fonda-Fultonville project, the company said, Atlantic Energy Solutions installed four 330KW gas driven generators that produce 100 percent of the school’s electrical needs. This enables the school to produce 100 percent its own electricity and frees them from being connected to the local utility electric grid. The heat that is generated from the units is recycled into the facility’s heating and cooling systems, resulting in an additional 55 percent savings on its total energy budget.
The Co-Gen units, manufactured by Cummins and the control system, manufactured by Invensys, produce electricity from natural gas while simultaneously providing heating and cooling for the buildings as well as heating the pool year around, saving the district thousands of dollars annually, the company said.
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