Duke Energy, Purdue University unite on new, effective energy source

Duke Energy, Purdue University unite on new, effective energy source

PLAINFIELD AND WEST LAFAYETTE,Ind. – A new, effective source of power for Duke Energy’s Indiana guests and Purdue University is now operating.
The Duke Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant at Purdue University is a 16-megawatt natural gas-powered factory on the southern edge of the university’s West Lafayette lot.

Erected, possessed and operated by Duke Energy, the factory produces electricity for the company’s guests and is a new source of thermal energy in the form of brume for Purdue’s heating and hot water requirements.
“ We ’re creating a dependable source of brume for Purdue’s power needs and an effective source of power for our Indiana guests,” said Duke Energy Indiana President Stan Pinegar. “ We ’ve banded with one of our leading guests to add a new, cleaner resource to our generation line.”

Effective, cleaner technology
The factory is a natural gas-fueled installation that generates energy more efficiently. By landing and exercising heat that would else be wasted during the product of electricity, combined heat and power shops bear lower energy to produce the same quantum of total energy. This translates into reduced environmental emigrations.

“ Duke Energy continues to be a reliable mate, open to innovative ideas and process advancements,” said Purdue University President Mitch Daniels. “ This cooperative relationship has yielded a new factory that moves us further down the path of carbon reduction and meets the requirements of both mates more efficiently than either of us could have achieved alone.”
The environmental benefits can be significant with concerted heat and power shops.

The new factory is projected to reduce carbon dioxide emigrations by roughly metric tons, or the fellow of removing passenger vehicles from the road. This is because the factory will enable the university to use brume produced from heat that would else be wasted.
Functional benefits

Purdue University uses brume as an effective system to give heat and hot water to lot installations. By using brume from the new factory, the university will have further functional inflexibility. Also, in the event of a major indigenous electric grid dislocation, the new factory can give exigency power to the university that would help keep the lot handling.
Through an approved agreement, Duke Energy will vend to the university the brume the factory produces, and earnings from the brume trade will profit Duke Energy guests. The factory can produce up to pounds of brume per hour.

Duke Energy’s Indiana guests will have a new source of electricity produced from cleanser- burning natural gas, helping to diversify the company’s current power generation line. The factory also will ameliorate the stability and trustability of the electrical grid serving the Lafayette/ West Lafayette area by having a original source of power generation.
Duke Energy Indiana

Duke Energy Indiana, a attachment of Duke Energy, provides about megawatts of possessed electric capacity to roughly guests in a- forecourt- afar service area, making it Indiana’s largest electric supplier.
Duke Energy (NYSE DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte,N.C., is one of America’s largest energy holding companies. Its electric serviceability serve8.2 million guests in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky, and inclusively own megawatts of energy capacity. Its natural gas unit serves1.6 million guests in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. The company employs people.

Duke Energy is executing an aggressive clean energy transition to achieve its pretensions of net-zero methane emigrations from its natural gas business and at least a 50 carbon reduction from electric generation by 2030 and net-zero carbon emigrations by 2050. The 2050 net-zero pretensions also include Compass 2 and certain Compass 3 emigrations. In addition, the company is investing in major electric grid advancements and energy storehouse, and exploring zero- emigration power generation technologies similar as hydrogen and advanced nuclear.
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