Cogeneration, Combined Cycle, On-Site Power

University of Maryland saves with BGE’s new combined heat and power plant

Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.’s (BGE) Smart Energy Savers Program is working with the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health to better manage energy use through BGE’s Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Program. Upper Chesapeake Health is home to a new CHP plant, which is located onsite at the campus in Bel Air, Maryland.

Overall, the CHP plant is expected to save Upper Chesapeake Health $9 million over 20 years and will generate approximately 13 million kilowatt hours annually.

“It’s not just the energy and cost savings that are important,” continued Butler. “The combined heat and power plant will improve power reliability along with improved energy efficiency, and produce cleaner power through better fuel utilization.”

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program offers financial incentives and assistance to BGE customers to promote energy efficiency throughout Maryland. The program supports the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.

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