Northeastern University

Combined Heat & Power – Integrated Advanced Microgrid

As part of a long-standing relationship with Northeastern University, e3i is providing electrical engineering services as part of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Microgrid project with the goal to increase reliability and resiliency, establish a new Central Utility Plant (CUP), consolidate campus electric utility services, and create a new campus microgrid.

Members of the e3i team have been working with Northeastern University since 2008; Northeastern became a client of e3i Engineers in 2016. Originally, B2Q Associates retained e3i as their electrical engineering partner to provide an objective third-party engineering evaluation for a cogeneration resiliency study. e3i evaluated the existing campus primary distribution systems, their ability to support new cogeneration systems ranging from 1.2 to 5.8 MW, and provided electrical infrastructure solutions for each option. The project was then put out to bid to national energy companies and awarded to Ameresco, who selected e3i as their electrical engineering partner based on the involvement on the resiliency study with B2Q, knowledge of the existing systems, experience with specialized medium voltage system design, and years of experience working on campus.