Flex Turbines® set up at Grande Prairie Eastlink Centre
07 October 2020
Flex Energy Solutions announced the launch of a new energy savings initiative soon to be installed at the Grande Prairie Eastlink Centre in the Community Knowledge Campus. With funding support from Alberta’s Municipal Climate Change Action Centre Recreation Program (MCCAC Rec Program) an Engineering Study was performed, resulting in a project plan to outfit the Centre with energy efficient Combined Heat and Power (CHP) microturbines. Flex Energy Solutions’ Flex Turbines® were selected for the project after a rigorous qualification process and evaluation.
CHP is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from natural gas. The low emissions, low sound Flex Turbines will provide the Centre with clean, efficient electric power and simultaneously supply hot water for heat.
The results of the Engineering Study showed that the Eastlink Center could offset over 5,000,000 kWh of grid electricity, reducing GHG emissions by over 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year. With the installation of the Flex Turbines, the City can expect significant energy savings and an estimated reduction in energy costs of more than USD 300,000 per year.
Two Flex Turbine GT333S units will be delivered to the Centre by December 15, 2020 and installed by January 31, 2021.