Cogeneration and District Energy
McMaster University Gas Turbine Cogeneration Plant
Following HH Angus’ Detailed Engineering Study for this project, we are engineering a 5.7 MW gas turbine cogeneration plant with heat recovery steam generation at the University. The excess process steam will be used to drive an absorption chiller in summer. This will improve the University’s behind-the-meter capabilities, as the plant will run as base load and will be supplemented by power from the grid only as needed.
The total load ranges from about 23 MW at peak times to 7 MW at minimum. Cogeneration will improve energy efficiency on the campus and help to reduce the grid’s peak demand which, in turn, reduces the need for new power generation in the Province.