New York University Invests $125m for a Cogeneration Plant: Enhancing their Overall Sustainability

Pages: 5 Published: April 01, 2011 Report Code: GDPE0004M&A

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On January 25, 2011, New York University (NYU) announced the completion of its natural gas-fired Co-Generation (CoGen) plant. NYU has completed an investment of $125m in the upgrading of the CoGen plant and renovation of Mercer Public Plaza. The new CoGen plant, located beneath the Mercer plaza, approaches 90% energy efficiency while producing 13.4 MW of electricity – twice the output of the previous system. The state-of-the-art CoGen upgrade plant and public plaza installation project took 28 months to complete. It is one of the largest private CoGen plants in New York City, and provides electricity to 22 NYU buildings, as compared to only seven buildings being provided by the old plant. This new CoGen system will also produce heat and hot and chilled water for 37 buildings on the Washington Square Campus, and is expected to save the university $5-8m in energy related costs per year.

Scope

The information related to New York University’s investment for a co-generation plant and renovation of Mercer Plaza

Comparison of similar deals

Key drivers of the deal

Rationale of the deal

A brief on New York University and Mercer Plaza

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Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 Summary 1

3 New York University Invests $125m for a Cogeneration Plant: Enhancing the Overall Sustainability 1

3.1 Deal Overview 1

3.2 Deal in Brief 1

3.3 Comparable Deals 2

3.4 Key Drivers of the Deal 2

3.4.1 Meeting the Climate Challenge Ahead of Time 2

3.4.2 Increasing Efficiency with Gas-fired Electricity and Heat Production 3

3.5 Deal Rationale 4

3.6 About the Renovated Mercer Plaza 4

3.7 About New York University 4

4 Appendix 4

4.1 Abbreviations 4

4.2 Methodology 4

4.2.1 Coverage 4

4.2.2 Secondary Research 4

4.2.3 Primary Research 5

4.2.4 Modeling and Forecasting 5

4.3 Contact Us 5

4.4 Disclaimer 5

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Comparable Deals 2

Table 2: Energy Efficiency of Cogeneration System, Comparison of Heat-Power Ratio, Heat Recovery Rate, Power Generation Efficiency and Overall Efficiency of Different Types of Thermal Engines 3

Table 3: Abbreviations 4

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Per Capita Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Large Cities, the US, 2010 2

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