Rochester International Airport
The CHP plant at the Greater Rochester International Airport (GRIA) received significant support from NYSERDA. The plant yields a reduction of more than 6 million kwh per year, saving GRIA approximately $400,000 in annual energy costs. The CHP plant consists of two 750-kilowatt engine driven cogeneration units that produce electricity and hot water. The hot water is linked to the existing airport heating system and also provides central cooling with absorption chillers. The plant is designed to provide emergency power back-up. This capability proved beneficial during the great East Coast blackout of 2004, when the airport maintained operations throughout the event.