Texas CHP system expanded

Burns & McDonnell completed work on a $377 million, 48 MW combined heat and power expansion project at the Texas Medical Center in Houston. The project makes Thermal Energy Corp.’s district cooling system one of the largest in the U.S.

The expansion includes a 48 MW combined heat and power unit, an 8.8 million-gallon stratified thermal energy storage tank, distribution piping and a new operations support facility. The U.S. Department of Energy funded $10 million of the project through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Burns & McDonnell provided engineering, procurement and construction services for the TECO Master Plan Implementation Project, beginning in August 2007. Construction began in January 2008.

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