Project : Albany Medical Center, CHP and Chiller Plant Design

Albany Medical Center — Albany, New York

The Albany Medical Center Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project is based on one Solar Turbines Mercury 50 4.5 MW gas turbine generator and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) with duct firing capability to supply 60,000 lb/hr of steam to the hospital. The project also included:

  • Installation of a natural gas compressor and black start generator
  • 13.2 kV interconnection, load management system with hospital load shedding scheme
  • 1,000 tons of chiller addition
  • New CHP building

CHA Canada provided detailed design, including mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control, and civil structural engineering, for the construction of the project. CHA Canada also provided technical support for the National Grid electrical interconnection review and assisted the hospital in securing NYSERDA funding.


  • Northeast Clean Heat and Power Initiative (NECHPI) Outstanding CHP Project
  • New York State Association of General Contractors Build NY Award
Project Services:
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Instrumentation and control electrical engineering
  • Civil structural engineering
  • Interconnection technical support