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Phoenix Contact receives second consecutive Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence


Combined cooling, heating, and power system recognized for environmental innovation and excellence

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Phoenix Contact has received a 2015 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) system. This is the second year in a row that the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized Phoenix Contact for a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development.

The CCHP went online last spring as part of a major expansion at Phoenix Contact’s U.S. headquarters. It generates enough electricity to power the company’s Lower Swatara Township facility approximately 65 percent of the time. It is composed of five 200 kilowatt Capstone microturbines, packaged in a single container, a 300-ton exhaust-fired absorption chiller and a 5,000-BTU heat exchanger. The thermal dynamics of the facility drive the turbines, which can generate up to one megawatt of electricity.


Molly McGowan
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