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St. Joseph's Hospital Selects Cogeneration Solution to Improve Reliability and Reduce Greenhouse Gases

Summary St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center planned a $200 million-dollar expansion that was projected to “max out” the capacity of the existing infrastructure, forcing the hospital to add a costly power line or look for alternative solutions to its power needs. Keeping sustainability and...


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Electrical Master Planning, Substation, Distribution & Building Service Entrance Upgrades

Summary Campus Electrical Master Planning Process – Overall process of condition assessment and design concepts to improve electrical reliability, redundancy and safety, while minimizing campus disruption during construction. Substation Upgrades – Complete replacement of incoming...


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Integrating Renewables with a CHP Microgrid

Summary Typical steps for analysis of buildings to potentially be included in a microgrid project for improving resiliency and efficiency: thermal/electrical energy consumption ratio (current and anticipated), type/age of existing equipment, connection feasibility of multiple buildings to...


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Campus Resiliency, Efficiency and a Reduced Carbon Footprint – Union College

Summary CHA performed a Combined Heat and Power Feasibility Study, CCHP plant design and plant construction for Union College which continued advancing its resiliency, efficiency and reduced carbon footprint through development of an Energy Master Plan and a Central Plant Expansion...


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Advantages of Reciprocating Engines and Boilers for Variable Steam Demand

Summary Over the years, it has become typical industry practice to use a gas turbine (GT) and heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for combined heat and power (CHP) applications when significant quantities of process steam are required. The higher gas turbine exhaust temperature and flow...


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River Campus Electrical Distribution Upgrades

Summary The University is currently undertaking a multi-year effort to upgrade its 50+ year old 4.16 kV River Campus underground distribution system to increase supply reliability and redundancy. This project involves inspecting/assessing the condition of existing ductbank infrastructure,...


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Load Management Systems – Critical Equipment for Successful CHP Projects

Summary A Load Management System (LMS) provides several key supervisory and control functions for a CHP project. The LMS system functionality generally includes the following: Import/export control, High speed load shedding & priority matrix, Islanding and resynchronizing to the utility,...


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Syracuse Community Microgrid with Waste-to-Energy CHP

Summary The Syracuse community microgrid, one of 11 NY Prize Stage 2 winners, uses waste-to-energy generation that eases pressure on local landfills. The project is the only Stage 2 winner to rely on waste-to-energy conversion as its primary distributed generation asset. The micogrid would...

2B.2_Voorhees, Freeman.pdf

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Designing Advanced Microgrids for ‘Shelters in Place’

Summary Microgrids can be clearly defined to include interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER) across several rights of way. In New Jersey, these “advanced microgrids” are defined as Town Center Distributed Energy Resources (TCDER) microgrids. After Hurricane Sandy, the New...

2A.1_VanGelder, Zellner.pdf

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Gryphon International Engineering Services is Now CHA Canada

Press Release, September 21, 2018 CHA Subsidiary Rebrands and Launches New Website St. Catharines, Ontario and Albany, NY – CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA), a highly diversified, full-service engineering design firm , announces its subsidiary, Gryphon International Engineering Services, has...