Hudson Yards - NYS Smart Grid Consortium

Hudson Yards

Quick Facts

14.5 MW OF CHP TRI-GENERATION • 14 BUILDINGS • 28 ACRES • 18+ MILLION SQUARE FEET • 125,000 RESIDENTS AND DAILY VISITORS • 100 SHOPS • 4000 RESIDENCES• SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION IN GHG EMISSIONS

Summary

This innovative neighborhood on the West Side of Manhattan is undergoing comprehensive redevelopment, including the construction of a microgrid. When completed, Hudson Yards will become the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States and will be estimated to serve 24 million visitors annually. The microgrid will include cogeneration plants being built into the retail pavilion and at 10 Hudson Yards. The cogeneration plants will provide up to 60% of the power and hot water for buildings in the Eastern Yard using Con Edison’s utility grid to spread the energy to other properties on the campus. Additional generation will come from 15 MW eco-friendly diesel generators that are available to provide backup power to increase energy resiliency in extreme weather events. The Hudson Yards’ microgrid will save 24,000 million metric tons of carbon dioxide greenhouse gases from being emitted annually (equal to the emissions of ~2,200 American homes or 5,100 cars) by generating electricity, hot and chilled water for the neighborhood. By empowering CHP, energy efficiency will increase twofold compared to conventional sources.

Project Status
Under development
Partners
  • Developers:
    • Collingwood Inc.
    • Oxford Properties Group Inc.
    • Related Companies
  • Master planner: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
  • Contractor: Tutor Perini Building Corp.
  • Utility: ConEd
Microgrid identification
Microgrid owner: Two real estate agencies that own the Hudson Yards Microgrid Company (HYMco)
Microgrid operator: HYMco
Microgrid classification: Independent community
Technology types
  • Electric:
    • One 13.3 MW combined heat and power (CHP) tri-gen unit (above retail space)
    • One 1.2 MW CHP tri-gen unit (at 10 Hudson Yards)
    • 15 MW diesel generation
    • Total capacity: 29.5 MW
  • Thermal:
    • Boilers
    • Chillers
    • CHP tri-gen plant
Delivered to
  • Electric:
    • Retail space
    • 10 Hudson Yards
  • Thermal:
    • Retail space
    • 10 Hudson Yards
Finances
Funding

  • Funded by Related Companies, Oxford, Brookfield Property Partners LP
Costs
  • Capital costs: $20 billion
    • For entire Hudson Yard development which includes the microgrid
  • ConEd’s Offset Tariff
  • New York State Standby Service Tariff

Benefits

  • Information to come
Contact
Charlotte Matthews, charlotte.matthews@related.com

 

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