Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP)

MATEP

Localized, independent energy with total energy island capability ensures reliable service for prestigious clinical and medical research hospitals
 

CHALLENGE

The Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP) provides critical energy for five Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals in the Longwood Area of Boston.  Some of the most prestigious clinical and research institutions depend on MATEP’s reliable energy services enabling them to treat 103,000 inpatients and 2.4 million outpatients annually.  Cumulatively, MATEP serves more than 12 million square feet of space in 74 buildings.  Due to the critical and life saving measures of these institutions, energy redundancy and uninterrupted service is critical to the operations of these hospitals. 

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SOLUTION

As a cogeneration plant/combined heat & power plant, MATEP simultaneously generates heat and electricity from a single fuel source. At times, MATEP is a tri‐ generation plant, creating chilled water in addition to steam and electricity from a single fuel source.  This highly efficient process requires significantly less fuel, reduces emissions and creates energy independence for the designated area. The MATEP system is designed with multiple layers of redundancy so that it can operate and remain fully functioning during power outage, ensuring critical operations at the hospitals and research centers served by MATEP can continue without interruption.

SCOPE

Under a joint venture partnership, Veolia and its partner, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure acquired MATEP in 2010.  Veolia provides energy plant operations and maintenance under a long-term agreement.

RESULTS

  • MATEP’s energy island capability ensures total reliable service during electric and/or gas grid blackouts.
  • Helps avoid an estimated 117,500 tons of CO2 emissions each year, equivalent to that generated by the electric usage of more than 13,000 homes.
  • ​In 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized the plant with the 2013 ENERGY STAR CHP Award.
     

LEARN MORE

Visit the MATEP website to learn more about the client. 

BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE

Learn more about our district energy system and how we're heating & cooling Boston with "Green Steam," by clicking here
  • Learn More

    LEARN MORE

    Visit the MATEP website to learn more about the client. 
  • Boston-Cambridge

    BOSTON-CAMBRIDGE

    Learn more about our district energy system and how we're heating & cooling Boston with "Green Steam," by clicking here