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
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.