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U.S. Department of Energy names Direct Energy Business as a Financial Ally in the Better Buildings® Initiative

ENER-G Rudox is pleased to announce the appointment of Direct Energy Business as a Financial Ally with the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Better Business Initiative, established to help public and private organizations find financing for energy efficiency and renewable projects.

ENER-G Rudox will be working in partnership with Direct Energy Business who offer businesses and other large energy users the latest distributed energy solutions, designed to help customers manage energy costs, boost site resilience and bring down carbon emissions.

Todd Sandford, Senior Vice President of Centrica’s North America Distributed Energy team, incorporating ENER-G Rudox said: “Our vision is to deliver comprehensive energy solutions that will help customers turn energy from a cost into a source of sustainable competitive advantage.

“We’re proud to provide customers with end-to-end services – from insight to optimization and solutions – delivering the right energy solution, to the right place, in the right way, to power business advantage. These solutions can be delivered as part of a tailored finance package through the Better Buildings Initiative.”

Direct Energy Business and ENER-G Rudox, a leading supplier of onsite power and energy solutions acquired by Centrica’s Distributed Energy & Power business in 2016, will now be featured on the DoE Financial Navigator online search tool. The site launched in January this year to help businesses explore a wide array of financing choices and identify relevant financing options for their energy efficiency projects. Other notable Financial Allies include Bank of America, Citi, PACE financiers, Green Banks, innovative finance start-ups and think-tank coalitions.

To find out more, please visit: https://betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov/partners/direct-energy-business 


About Direct Energy

Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million customers. Direct Energy gives customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. A subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE: CNA), an international energy and services company, Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 4 provinces in Canada. To learn more about Direct Energy, please visit www.directenergy.com.

About Centrica plc

Centrica plc is an international energy and services company. Everything we do is focused on satisfying the changing needs of our customers. We supply energy and energy-related services to around 28 million customer accounts in the UK, Ireland and North America, through strong brands such as British Gas, Direct Energy and Bord Gáis Energy, supported by around 12,000 engineers and technicians.

We are also developing new and innovative products and services for customers globally. Our Connected Home business has developed products such as the Hive smart thermostat and through our Distributed Energy & Power business we offer integrated energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers, including flexible generation, energy management systems, and battery storage.

We also have an Energy Marketing & Trading business which manages commodity risk and provides wholesale market access for the Group, as well as offering route to market services for third parties and undertaking optimization and trading activity.

Centrica continues to be active in gas and oil Exploration & Production, focusing on the UK, Netherlands and Norway and targeting production of between 40-50mmboe per annum. In Central Power Generation, we own five gas-fired power stations in the UK and a 20% interest in EDF Energy’s UK nuclear fleet. We also own the UK’s largest gas storage facility, Rough. For more information visit: www.centrica.com.

ENER-G Rudox Completes Green Makeover For Masonic Village Senior Living Facility

Sustainability project to reduce carbon footprint and save $4 million in energy savings over 20 years

Carlstadt, NJ – April 22, 2016 – On Earth Day, ENER-G Rudox and the Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey celebrated a landmark sustainability project. The $8.9 million sustainable makeover of Masonic Village, a senior living community in Burlington, NJ will make it one of the most energy efficient, sustainable and resilient in the northeastern United States – resulting in major carbon and cost savings, at no capital expense to the charitable organization.

The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey appointed New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with clean energy infrastructure developer, Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global, to develop, design, engineer, construct, and finance a campus-wide microgrid for its Masonic Village senior care facility.

“With this project, ENER-G Rudox delivers a solution that many are excited about, but few have accomplished. We have been able to turn the ‘academic’ potential of microgrids that drives analysts’ optimism, into a practical real world solution. The total package will provide economic benefits, as well as redundancy and sustainability for Masonic Village and allow the facility to reduce its carbon footprint by approximately 452 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of negating more than one million miles driven by the average car,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 450 acre campus included the installation of a highly efficient 498 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox CHP system that provides heat and electricity for the facility. Additionally, ENER-G Rudox performed comprehensive lighting and boiler plant upgrades to reduce the facility’s current energy profile.

The CHP system is integrated with the facility’s existing 1.16 MW solar PV field and 1.5 MW standby diesel generator, enabling 100 percent operational capability in the event of a grid outage.

The project was financed using ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement.’ Under this arrangement, the Masonic Charity Foundation was responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital, and received a guaranteed minimum savings of $209,000 per year over the 20-year contract term.

“The Masonic Village at Burlington is an outstanding facility dedicated to its residents The unity of purpose of the Board of Trustees, ENER-G, MCFA, RAI and Blue Sky Power combined with the support of the Board of Public Utilities and PSE&G enabled us to bring a truly innovative clean energy microgird to fruition at the almost 120 year old facility, making it one of the most sustainable, energy efficient and resilient senior living communities in the country,” said Ben Parvey, CEO of Blue Sky Power.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for distributed generation technologies due to their operating profiles and infrastructure requirements. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen an increased interest in improving resiliency in these facilities,” Goodman continued. “However, many facility managers are unaware of the fact that they can improve resiliency while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint and saving money. The Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ project illustrates this capability, and thus enables the facility to remain on the cutting edge of its industry.”

The economic benefits of CHP are derived from their improved efficiency in comparison to traditional utility-grade power plants. While the typical plant is 35 percent efficient and loses an additional 1-2 percent in transmission, onsite CHP technologies can reach efficiencies of over 85 percent by reusing the waste heat that is a natural by-product of electric generation. In addition, lucrative incentives are available in New Jersey and many other states to help offset the cost of CHP projects. The Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ received a $996,000 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for execution of this project.

“It takes a forward thinking executive team to accomplish a project of this magnitude, and we would like to thank the Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ and Ashlar Creative Solutions for their contributions throughout this process.” said Goodman. “In addition, the staff at PSE&G, TRC, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities all played critical roles in making this project happen, and showed exactly why New Jersey is a national leader in alternative energy adoption. We would also like to thank our partners at Blue Sky Power, Ray Angelini Inc. and MCFA Global, who continue to set themselves apart in their ability to facilitate and execute these types of projects.”

About Masonic Village
The mission of Masonic Village of Burlington, NJ: Founded in 1898, the not-for-profit Masonic Village at Burlington provides a full continuum of retirement living, comprehensive personal care, nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, respite and hospice services. The 450-acre campus is home to 387 residents and employs 548 team members. For more information about Masonic Village’s newly renovated one and two-bedroom retirement living units available now, and the pending construction of new retirement living cottages, visit www.energ-rudox.com.

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact ENER-G Rudox or Blue Sky Power or Ray Angelini at:

ENER-G Rudox Inc.
765 Rt 17 North
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
201-438-0111
www.energ-rudox.com
Email: chp@energ-rudox.com

Blue Sky Power LLC
21 Tanner Street
Suite 103
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
www.blueskypower.com
Phone: 856-888-1311
Fax: 856-795-6222

Ray Angelini, Inc.
105 Blackwood-Barnsboro Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-228-5566
www.raiservices.com
Email: mwessner@raiservices.com

Media Contact: Scott Wasserman, The Marcus Group
973-890-9590; scott.wasserman@marcusgroup.com

Media Contact: Len Weiser, Masonic Village
609-239-3919; lweiser@njmasonic.org

Philadelphia Senior Living Community, Cathedral Village, Completes Multi-Million Clean Energy Project with ENER-G Rudox

Infrastructure improvements will shrink carbon footprint, improve operations and achieve nearly $3 million in total savings

PHILADELPHIA – April 18, 2016 – Cathedral Village, a Philadelphia based continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has completed a $3.2 million renovation project to upgrade its energy infrastructure at its 40-acre campus. The project was spearheaded by New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with clean energy specialists, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global, and Ray Angelini Inc. to design, engineer, construct, and finance a sustainable makeover of the facility.

“For continuing care retirement communities like Cathedral Village, the opportunity exists to invest in energy infrastructure to lower the facility’s carbon footprint, while saving money at the same time,” said Ryan Goodman, President, ENER-G Rudox. “With these upgrades, including a new CHP system, Cathedral Village can achieve Triple Bottom Line benefits with economic, environmental and operational savings.”

The infrastructure improvements were financed using ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement.’ Under this 20-year arrangement, Cathedral Village is responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital, and the infrastructure improvements are expected to save the community more than $145,000 annually through reductions in their utility electric bill.

“We’re excited about the undertaking of this renovation and could not have completed this project without our energy consultants, ENER-G Rudox, Blue Sky Power, MCFA Global and Ray Angelini,” said Steve Proctor, CEO of Presbyterian Senior Living. “It will not only enhance the lives of our residents by providing a more comfortable environment, but also allow us to reinvest the savings into the community to ensure we’re always providing the most advanced, highest quality care.”

The clean energy project positions Cathedral Village as the most green and sustainable CCRC in Philadelphia County. Installation of a 265 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system will provide more efficient heat and electricity. Improvements also include comprehensive lighting upgrades throughout the facility and the replacement of six rooftop heating and cooling units. The upgrades are expected to reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 350 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of removing 74 passenger cars from the road, or the carbon dioxide that would be offset by 287 acres of US forest in one year.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for clean energy projects, but many facilities are deterred by the assumption that executing these projects requires a large initial capital expenditure” said Blue Sky Power CEO Ben Parvey. “By utilizing alternative finance structures, such as ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement,’ many institutional, commercial and industrial facilities can realize the operational, economic and environmental benefits of energy systems upgrades, without the capital burden typically associated with such endeavors.”

The Cathedral Village project received support from both state and local sources, including a $500,000 grant from Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Financing Authority, $123,500 from PECO’s Smart-On Site Program and an attractive long-term cogeneration gas service contract with PGW to further save on energy costs.

“Executing these types of projects is truly a team effort, and the contributions from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, PECO, and PGW were critical in allowing this project to move forward,” Goodman continued. “However, at the end of the day, the most important criteria we evaluate is the strength of our client’s decision making team, as our ‘Energy Services Agreement’ represents a long term partnership. We are tremendously excited to work closely with the foresighted Cathedral Village team over the next 20 years.”

Cathedral Village is affiliated with Dillsburg, Pa.-based Presbyterian Senior Living.

About ENER-G Rudox
ENER-G Rudox Inc., as part of ENER-G Cogen International Ltd (ECI), develops, manufactures, delivers, finances and maintains energy efficient and renewable energy solutions, generally based around state-of-the-art cogeneration technology, for the North American market. Founded in 1949, ENER-G Rudox is a “one-stop-shop” for commercial and industrial energy requirements, including combined heat and power (CHP), tri-generation, standby power, emergency rental power, and many other energy efficient technologies and power systems. This includes systems from 80kW up to 10MW, offered both via capital sales and long term Energy Service Agreements for installations in hospitals, hotels, education campuses, recreation centers, government offices, supermarkets, factories and other buildings. For further information, please visit www.energ-rudox.com.

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact ENER-G Rudox or Blue Sky Power at:

ENER-G Rudox Inc.
765 Rt 17 North
Carlstadt, NJ 07072
Phone: 201-438-0111
www.energ-rudox.com
Email: chp@energ-rudox.com

Blue Sky Power LLC
21 Tanner Street
Suite 103
Haddonfield, NJ 08033
www.blueskypower.com
Phone: 856-479-9095
Fax: 856-795-6222

Ray Angelini, Inc.
105 Blackwood-Barnsboro Rd.
Sewell, NJ 08080
Phone: 856-228-5566
www.raiservices.com
Email: mwessner@raiservices.com

About Cathedral Village:
Cathedral Village is a culturally diverse Continuing Care Retirement Community located minutes from Center City near the Plymouth/Whitemarsh area of Northwest Philadelphia. The Community provides a full continuum of care and support services, including independent living, personal care, at-home services, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, and memory support. The skilled nursing and rehab center holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as a five-year accreditation from CARF International. Cathedral Village has also been recognized as one of the top 100 skilled nursing centers in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s comparison of more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide. Cathedral Village is part of the Presbyterian Senior Living Network a not-for-profit organization.

Media Contact:
Scott Wasserman
The Marcus Group for ENER-G Rudox Inc.
(973) 890-9590 (office)
scott.wasserman@marcusgroup.com

Providers Spend Little, Save Big with Energy Upgrades

Having weathered the financial crisis, many senior living facilities are increasingly focused on conservation – both financial and environmental. ENER-G Rudox President Ryan Goodman spoke with Senior Housing News regarding the benefits of energy efficiency upgrades.

Read more here!

Come see us at GLOBALCON 2016

On March 9-10 we will be at the GLOBALCON 2016 Conference at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. The conference features energy, power and facility management strategies and technologies and is hosted by National Grid. Come see us at booth #301.

> Find out more http://www.globalconevent.com

Simpson House chooses energy management company

Simpson House, a Philadelphia-based continuing care retirement community, has selected ENER-G Rudox to design, engineer, construct, and finance an energy efficiency upgrade. The project will help Simpson House save approximately $350,000 in energy costs, while reducing the community’s carbon footprint at the same time.

Read more here!

Vishnu Barran on CT CHP Panel

ENER-G Rudox’s Vishnu Barran will take part in a CHP Dinner and Discussion on Monday, March 16th at the New Haven Country Club. The event is being led by CSI, in collaboration with O,R,& L Construction, and will address topics ranging from CHP operating costs to “Black Start” capabilities. 

Mr. Barran has over 15 years of experience in the energy management industry, and has developed dozens of commercial and industrial CHP projects on both sides of the Atlantic. He has worked for ENER-G for 6 years, the last 3 of which he has been based out of ENER-G Rudox in New York City. Prior to his time at ENER-G, he spent 4 years at ACDP Integrated Energy Solutions and 8 years at Foster Wheeler. 

Other panelists include: 

  • Todd Renz – O,R&L Construction Corp.
  • Vincent Chiocchio – Controlled Air
  • Rick Ross – CEFIA/CT Clean Energy Fund
  • Steve Wilson – Power Island Energy
  • Ed Carey – Good Energy

For more information on the CHP Dinner and Discussion, please contact sburke@orlconstruction.com

ER Receives EPA GHG Certificate

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized ENER-G Rudox for its contribution to reducing Green House Gas Emissions in the United States.  In 2014, ER projects reduced carbon emissions by over 1,300 metric tons, the equivalent of removing ~175 residential homes from the grid. 

 

Since the merger of the UK’s ENER-G Group and Rudox Engine and Equipment Company in 2013, ENER-G Rudox projects have reduced GHG emissions by over 2,600 metric tons as compared to conventional energy sources. This total represents the same impact as the carbon sequestered by over 2,100 acres of U.S. forest over the same time period. 

 

The certificate was presented by EPA’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership. The Partnership works with companies and organizations operating in the United States and its territories to promote the economic, environmental, and reliability benefits of CHP and provides tools and services to support development of new CHP capacity. You can learn more about the organization by visiting their site

ER Announces Microgrid Project

The Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey has appointed New Jersey based energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist ENER-G Rudox Inc., in conjunction with alternative energy specialists, Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global, to design, engineer, construct, and finance a campus-wide microgrid for its senior care facility in Burlington Township, New Jersey.

The multi-million dollar energy infrastructure improvements to the 450 acre campus will include the installation of two highly efficient 249 kW natural gas ENER-G Rudox CHP systems that will provide heat and electricity for the facility.  Additionally, ENER-G Rudox will perform comprehensive lighting and boiler plant upgrades to reduce the facility’s current energy profile.

The CHP system will be integrated with the facility’s existing 1.16 MW solar PV field and 1.5 MW standby diesel generator, enabling 100% operational capability in the event of a grid outage.

The upgrades will reduce the facility’s carbon footprint by approximately 452 metric tons per year, the equivalent benefit of negating more than one million miles driven by the average car.

The project started in Nov. 2014 and is slated for completion in August 2015.

The project will be financed using ENER-G Rudox’s ‘Energy Services Agreement.’  Under this arrangement, the Masonic Charity Foundation will be responsible for $0 in up-front investment capital, and will receive a guaranteed minimum savings of $209,000 per year over the 20-year contract term.

“Assisted living and senior care facilities are often excellent candidates for distributed generation technologies due to their operating profiles and infrastructure requirements.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we’ve seen an increased interest in improving resiliency in these facilities,” said ENER-G Rudox President Ryan Goodman.  “However, many facility managers are unaware of the fact that they can improve resiliency while simultaneously reducing their carbon footprint and saving money.  The Masonic Charity Foundation project illustrates this capability, and will enable the facility to remain on the cutting edge of their industry.”

The economic benefits of CHP are derived from their improved efficiency in comparison to traditional utility grade power plants.  While the typical plant is 35% efficient and loses an additional 1-2% in transmission, on-site CHP technologies can reach efficiencies of over 85% by reusing the waste heat that is a natural by-product of electric generation.  In addition, lucrative incentives are available in New Jersey and many other states to help offset the cost of CHP projects.  The Masonic Charity Foundation received a $996,000.00 grant from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for execution of this project.

“It takes a forward thinking executive team to accomplish a project of this magnitude, and we would like to thank the Masonic Charity Foundation of New Jersey and Ashlar Creative Solutions for their contributions throughout this process.” said Goodman.  “In addition, the staff at PSE&G, TRC, and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities all played a critical role in making this project happen and showed exactly why New Jersey is a national leader in alternative energy adoption.  We would also like to thank our partners at Blue Sky Power and MCFA Global, who continue to set themselves apart in their ability to facilitate and execute these types of projects.”

For more information on this project, or to have a free CHP feasibility study performed for your building, please contact ENER-G Rudox at:

ENER-G Rudox Inc.

765 Rt. 17 North

Carlstadt, NJ  07072

www.energ-rudox.com

Email:    chp@energ-rudox.com

Phone:  201-438-0111

Fax:       201-438-3403

ER CHP Project Receives $400K Grant

ENER-G Rudox, Inc. will receive a $400,000 ACE Program grant for the installation of a 160 kW combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) system at the Simpson House Retirement Community located in the City of Philadelphia.  In addition the $3,407,345 project will include upgrades to the electrical infrastructure, replacement of inefficient and outdated boilers, the addition of an absorption chiller, retrofitting of lighting fixtures and integration of a building energy management system. 

“The Corbett Administration recognizes the importance of expanding our investments in the energy sector as we continue to make Pennsylvania a leader in the field,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary C. Alan Walker. “Our investments in alternative and clean energy continue to result in a better environment, cost savings for businesses and residents, as well as new jobs for Pennsylvanians.”

You can view the full DCED Press Release here