PIT Microgrid

Essential Utilities Announces Sale of Allegheny County Microgrid and District Energy Projects to Cordia

October 03, 20231 min read

PIT Microgrid

"The agreement covers innovative microgrids and district energy systems developed by Peoples, Essential’s gas operations subsidiary based in Pittsburgh, where the assets are located.

  • The Pittsburgh International Airport microgrid is the first of its kind, allowing the airport to operate independent of the electric grid thanks to a 21.25 MW natural gas power plant supported by on-site gas production, making PIT one of the most resilient airports in the world.

  • The district energy system at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) – Wexford Hospital provides the 160-bed hospital with all heating, cooling and primary power needs via steam boilers, hot water boilers, chillers, and a 2.0 MW natural gas generator, along with emergency backup power.

  • The Allegheny County District Energy system provides efficient and resilient steam and hot water services to six government buildings including the Allegheny County Courthouse and City-County Building, using seven state-of-the-art steam boilers and one domestic water heater."

"IMG Energy Solutions was excited to partner with Peoples Natural Gas on the design, development, operations and asset management of the PIT microgrid gas assets and to transition with the plant as the operator and asset manager for Cordia.

We look forward to the potential for similar projects, growing our relationship with Peoples Natural Gas, and developing a closer relationship with Cordia."

-Michael Brady, CEO of IMG Energy Solutions

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