Tour of Veolia Energy's Grays Ferry Cogeneration Plant and Networking Event- RESERVATIONS CLOSED
Veolia Energy's is a leading global developer and operator of energy efficient plants operatingin 35 countries with a staff of some 50,000 people worldwide. Veolia’s Philadelphia district energy network serves more than 300 customers in 500 buildings in the central business district from three steam productionfacilities and one chilled water facility. The Grays Ferry steam plant is a 163-megawatt cogeneration facility with a combustion turbine and an extraction/condensing steam turbine. Since the 2012 completion of a $60 million investment to upgrade the natural gas infrastructure and to install two rapid-response boilers, Veolia Energy has increased its efficient production of up to 4 million pounds per hour of cogenerated steam ("green steam") and 7,000 tons of chilled water for cooling.
By producing steam and electricity simultaneously, Veolia Energy 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. For more information, visit their website
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4:45 PM Registration
5:00 PM- 5:30 PM Overview Presentation
5:30 PM- 6:15 PM Tour of the Plant
6:15 PM- 7:15 PM Light refreshments and networking
$20 Club Members / $25 Non-Members (on or before September 9, 2013)
$25 Club Members / $30 Non-Members (after September 9, 2013)
Reservations are currently closed. A waiting list being compiled, to be put on the waiting list please contact the office. If enough interest is generated a second tour will be scheduled.
Mail: Engineers’ Club of Philadelphia
215 S. 16th Street, Suite 16
Philadelphia, PA 19102
We will try to accommodate reservations after the September 9 deadline, but cannot be guaranteed.
Payment will be expected for all reservations regardless of attendance.
Directions and Parking
Veolia is at 2600 Christian Street, Philadelphia. The entrance is at the intersection of Christian and Taney streets, between Gray’s Ferry and Schuylkill avenues. Street parking is available; if you have trouble finding parking, check at the front gate and someone will let you in.