Trendy St. Paul Apartments Kick Off Nine Year Maintenance Plan

Back in November, we commissioned the first new microturbine project in Minnesota in recent memory at the beautifully revamped Schmidt Brewery.  Now dubbed the Schmidt Artists Lofts, the modernized landmark is home to a vibrant live/work community of creatives – and to a brand new microturbine CHP system in the basement.

The sixty-five kilowatt “jet engine” produces electricity and thermal energy around the clock.  The plant has run without interruption since we hit start back in November. 

Vergent Power’s “Factory Protection Plan” is providing full maintenance coverage through 2024.  The plan includes all parts and labor for all planned and unplanned maintenance for 9 years. 

More importantly, we are showing that small-scale CHP is a viable solution in Minnesota.  For a long time Minnesotans have enjoyed relatively low electricity prices.  Today, electricity is getting more and more expensive while natural gas remains an attractive alternative thanks to an abundance of domestic supply. 

Soon we will make our biggest Minnesota announcement yet...the first C1000 package in the state.  Stay tuned!

ALERT - New England Power Market Needs More Capacity

An article in yesterday’s Union Leader very succinctly summarizes the power shortages facing New England. 

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20150205/NEWS02/150209540&source=RSS

Power plant closings have left a gaping whole in the region’s electricity supply that will affect ratepayers in the medium and long term.  We can only expect power prices to rise in order to address the current shortages. 

Onsite combined heat and power (CHP) is one way that New England businesses can control the threat of rising energy prices.  With natural gas supply as abundant and historically inexpensive as it is today, the time has never been better for CHP.  That’s why we recently sent nearly 1,000 Massachusetts companies and organizations an offer to receive a free energy analysis as part of our Mass CHP Campaign.

Get started saving money today by letting Vergent Power conduct a free energy analysis on your facility.  Click on http://www.vergentpower.com/massachusetts-microturbine-chp.