Tecogen Inc. sold a full turnkey packaged cogeneration solution to a federal prison in New York for $1.4 million. The equipment was chosen by a national energy service company (ESCO) conducting a range of energy-efficiency initiatives at the correctional facility.

The cogeneration equipment will reduce the facility's electric demand while recycling the engine’s waste heat for domestic hot water use. Slated for outdoor installation, the equipment is expected to be installed in the first half of 2017.

“For customers with sensitive facilities, like prisons, resiliency and operational efficiency are important factors when considering site upgrades,” said Benjamin Locke, Tecogen co-CEO. “Our on-site equipment translates directly into predictable savings while also relieving strain on expensive standby equipment in case of emergency.”