CHP Installations and Success Stories

A reliable power supply is critical to the Bristol-Myers Squibb facility in Wallingford, Connecticut. The pharmaceutical research and development conducted in this facility requires a consistent environment. Temperature, humidity, and ventilation must be closely controlled, so any interruptions in utility service can be harmful and costly. Energy consumption is significant at this one million square foot facility, which operates 24 hours a day.
In 1998, a combined heat and power system with a 4.7 MW natural gas-fired turbine was installed to generate energy on-site. This system is now operated continuously and provides most of the facility’s electricity and thermal energy.
Using the CHP system along with supplemental electricity from the utility and on-site boilers and backup generators has provided the high power quality necessary for this facility.