Pepco and Bass Products will unveil a new “cogeneration” plant Tuesday in Bristol, Conn. It will power, heat and air-condition two manufacturing plants and put surplus power back into the grid, according to the companies.
The plant takes the normally wasted heat produced by its engine and supplies two heat absorption chiller/heaters to heat and cool the building. The process also increases the overall efficiency of fuel burned from 30 percent to more than 60 percent, according to Bass.
Tuesday’s red carpet event begins at 4:30 p.m. and includes such invited guests as Gov. Jodi M. Rell.