Philadelphia, Pa.

Philadelphia, PA

DISTRICT ENERGY (HEATING AND COOLING)

In Philadelphia, Veolia's district energy network serves more than 300 customers in the central business district from three steam production facilities and one chilled water facility.

At the 104th annual IDEA conference, in June 2013, city officials from Philadelphia and Boston advocated the value of district energy infrastructure in their cities for a clean energy future (click here for video highlights).

Veolia Philadelphia is regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission.
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"GREEN STEAM" AVOIDS CARBON EMISSIONS EQUIVALENT TO THE REMOVAL OF 70,000 CARS

Grays Ferry is one of Veolia's three Philadelphia steam production facilities. Grays Ferry is a 163-megawatt cogeneration facility with a combustion turbine and an extraction/condensing steam turbine. Grays Ferry has a Heat Recovery Steam Generator with duct firing capability and steam capacity of 711 Mlbs per hour, and a 735 Mlbs per hour high-pressure superheat boiler.

Since the 2012 completion of a $60 million investment to upgrade the natural gas infrastructure and to install two rapid-response boilers, Veolia has increased its production of efficient, cogenerated steam ("green steam").

By producing steam and electricity simultaneously, Veolia avoids the emission of approximately 430,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. These avoided emissions are the equivalent of removing 70,000 automobiles from the streets each year. 


CUSTOMERS

  • Renowned universities
  • Medical schools
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Federal and City government facilities
  • Prestigious office buildings
  • Industrial facilities
  • Approximately 15 hotels
  • More than 10 million square feet of high-density residential apartments and condominiums

PRODUCTION CAPACITY

  • 4.0 million pounds per hour of steam.
  • 7,000 tons of chilled water capacity.
  • 163 megawatts of electric generation capacity.
  • 26-mile network of steam and chilled water distribution pipes.

CONTACT

Veolia Philadelphia
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Tel: 215.875.6900

24-Hour Customer Line
Tel: 215.732.1411

AUTOMATED BENCHMARKING

The City of Philadelphia's Public Benchmarking Ordinance requires all non-residential buildings of more than 50,000 square feet to report their energy consumption by October 31, 2013, using EPA Portfolio. As part of our environmental commitment, Veolia Energy is pleased to offer a free service to our customers to support compliance with the benchmarking ordinance. If you would like this service, please complete the Automated Benchmarking Request Form and return it to us via mail or email. Customer service is available to answer questions about this free service. 

The PDF form is available here. 

TARIFFS

Tariffs are available in PDF format by clicking the links below.