Combined Heat and Power
RESPEC’s Engineers have designed additions and upgrades and major renovations to all the Military Heating and Power Plants (CHPP) within the state of Alaska in over 40 projects. When originally constructed, most of the facilities were coal for larger or diesel for smaller bases and distributed power at 4,160V or 7,200V with the inherent limitations to air-quality and ability to deliver power to the military’s many buildings.
Our structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineers worked with process engineers adding Bag Houses to the CHPPs at Eielson AFB and Fort Wainwright diverting the coal boiler exhausts streams through filtration systems before discharging to the. In part from lessons learned on those facilities, age of systems, RESPECS engineers worked with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force and Army to determine alternative approaches to meet the heat and power system needs of their complexes. At Joint Base Elmendorf and Fort Richardson, the CHPP was to be demolished and RESPEC worked with Contractors to tailor a life-cycle cost effective upgrades to multi-story dormitories and office structures, laundry facilities to family houses using natural gas instead of district steam.
RESPEC’s engineers examined multiple alternatives for the Clear Air Station and prepared RFP to replace the off-the-grid CHPP with a central boiler plant and first substation and tie to the state’s electrical grid. Our electrical and civil engineers provided new distribution substation to upgrade the Eielson power grid to 12,470V allow greater power to be distributed over it’s existing overhead and underground distribution systems.
RESPEC utilizes a variety of cutting edge technologies to enhance project delivery and add value to the final product. These tools can give our clients a more holistic view of their project than ever before possible, when compared to traditional methodologies.