Red Deer Polytechnic is a post-secondary institution located in Red Deer, Alberta that has been in operation since 1964.
Red Deer Polytechnic installed a 1MW CHP to reduce their utility costs, while reducing their carbon footprint as well.
Combined heat and power (CHP) is the simultaneous generation of power and heat from a single fuel source, allowing system efficiencies of up to 93%.
Company Name: Red Deer Polytechnic
Building Type: Post-Secondary Institution
Location: Red Deer, Alberta
Power System Installed: 1MW CHP System
Collicutt Energy was hired to design and build the 1MW CHP system that was then installed in the building in 2018.
- This unit helps lower the institution’s utility costs. Thermal energy is captured from the engine jacket water and the engine exhaust.
- The unit produces 1,007kW of electricity and as much as 1,054kW of thermal energy. When all heat is consumed the grid intensity of power generated is 0.24kg/kWh, 55% less than current average Alberta grid intensity.
The system size was determined based on the baseline electrical and thermal load.
This ensured that all the electricity and as much of the heat produced would be effectively utilized by the building.
Once Collicutt completed the engineering and design, the CHP system was manufactured at Collicutt’s 80,000ft2 facility in Red Deer.
A walk-in style enclosure was selected allowing routine maintenance and inspection to be conducted comfortably even in outside conditions as low as -40⁰C.
The plant has been running for 3 years and just recently had a top end overhaul completed.
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