CHP to save US complex $1.6m a year

The state government of Michigan in the US has replaced aging boilers at the Secondary Complex in Eaton County with a new power source that it says will save $1.6m each year.

Livingston Daily reports that two natural gas-fired turbine generators will produce steam and electricity for the 13 buildings in the complex. The cogeneration plant was unveiled this week

State budget director John Nixon says the new system will reduce environmental emissions while saving money. It has a 50-year lifespan.

The new equipment cost $12.2m to install. The state used $10.8m in federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to pay most of the bill, and anticipates a full return on its investment in about seven years.

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