Austin Energy enters ESPC for cooling plant upgrade

As the nation’s eighth largest community-owned electric utility, Austin Energy has been said to have the top performing renewable energy program, as well as the first and largest green building program in the country.

Building on its record energy efficiency, Austin Energy has entered into an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Ameresco on a $5.2 million budget-neutral Domain District Cooling Plant project. The contract includes the installation of a new chilled water storage system to reduce the plant’s peak electricity usage by shifting the chilled water load and associated electric consumption from on-peak to off-peak hours.

Read more: Austin Energy enters ESPC for cooling plant upgrade – FierceEnergy http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/austin-energy-enters-espc-cooling-plant-upgrade/2013-01-09#ixzz2I4akm23O 

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