Energy efficiency and cogeneration

After Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey invests $200 million in cogeneration

Gearoid Foley - Senior Technical Advisor, US Department of Energy’s Mid-Atlantic CHP TAP

Through the Economic Development Authority and the Board of Public Utilities, New Jersey was able to invest $200 million in reconstruction projects in which cogeneration plays a key role. During catastrophic events such as hurricanes, critical structures take the hardest hit. For this reason 9 hospitals and 3 wastewater treatment sites have been equipped with cogeneration plants. The fact that this type of plant can continue to generate energy despite blackouts, allows structures considered critical to be resilient.

  • Publication date: 10/02/2020
  • Original language: English
  • Origin: United States
  • Duration: 0:02:55