MGM Selects Tecogen Clean Energy
Six CM-75s to power new Springfield, MA development
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), provider of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer's carbon footprint, today announced the sale of six CM-75 combined heat and power (CHP) units to MGM Springfield, a $950 million resort casino under construction in Springfield, Massachusetts. The units will be installed by Harry Grodsky Company Inc., a full service mechanical contractor with substantial experience meeting the needs of casino resorts in the Northeast. The casino, which is scheduled to open in 2018, will be owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
Speaking about the project, Jeffrey Grodsky, Executive Vice President of Harry Grodsky, noted, "Cogeneration is an excellent fit for casino resort applications as their consistent need for climate control and the property's typically high electric demand mean cogeneration can offer substantial savings."
Benjamin Locke, Tecogen Co-CEO, added, "Since casinos already tend to have multiple standby systems for standby power and backup redundancy, selecting our CM-75 made the most economic sense for this project; we estimate MGM will save between $300,000 - $400,000 annually as a result. Selecting CHP will substantially reduce the resort's energy-related carbon footprint. The units will also be fitted with our patented Ultera ultra-low emissions technology, allowing for super clean operation - on par with near-zero emissions from fuel cells - in compliance with the strictest air quality standards in the country."
The cogeneration plant at MGM Springfield is aligned with MGM Resorts International's broader sustainability and conservation goals, as outlined by the company's Green Advantage program. Over the past five years, MGM Resorts International has completed energy conservation efforts in resorts that have cumulatively saved 194M kWh of electricity and 239,000 MMBtu of natural gas, enough energy to offset the annual usage of 23,000 average U.S. homes.
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