Village East Towers Gets Their Cogen Units Delivered

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cogen lifted by crane
Village East Towers receives their two 65 kW Capstone cogeneration units and backup generators. Generators are on the left and the cogeneration turbines are on the right

Village East Towers (VET) had their two 65kW Capstone cogeneration units delivered the last week of May.

The project design pairs the two cogeneration units with backup generators for added resiliency. The cogeneration units will provide electrical and thermal energy savings for the residents along with backup power in the event of an electrical blackout.

Bright Power first began working with the board of VET, a 434-unit Mitchell-Lama multifamily residential cooperative located on East 10th Street and Avenue C, in 2016 to conduct a feasibility analysis. VET’s architect then hired Bright Power to provide Design and Implementation services to ensure project success.┬áThe scope of work also includes replacing some of the electrical infrastructures at the property.

Bright Power has been working with VET’s architects, contractors, and the board to complete the project – set to be completed later this summer. To help offset the cost of the project, the co-op received a $9.95 million federal resiliency grant from HUD that was locally administered by the HDC.

Read more about the exciting project here.