2015: PACT signs Agreement with NRG Energy Advisory Services
I am pleased to announce that Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) has recently signed a three year agreement with NRG Gen Advisory Services LLC (NRG) to provide consulting and management services. One of the initial goals of this relationship is to develop and implement a long term Master Plan for the PACT steam system. The mission of the Master Plan is to retain and add customers, evaluate new energy projects, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and ultimately reduce steam rates.
NRG is eminently qualified to assist PACT in this effort in that NRG has 10 successful district energy systems across the United States including steam, hot water, chilled water, co-generation, solar and wind power systems. Locally, NRG owns and operates a steam and chilled water system on the North Shore of Pittsburgh that serves among other customers Allegheny General Hospital, PNC Park and the Allegheny Center. NRG is experienced in plant operations, steam distribution piping analysis, co-generation development, alternative and sustainable energy development, capital financing and community relations. All of these skills will be applied to assist PACT in the development of the Master Plan.
The PACT Board and Management recognize that this is your system and is prepared to assure the system remains reliable, environmentally efficient and affordable now and well into the future. This project is in keeping with County Executive Fitzgerald and Mayor Peduto’s vision to improve energy efficiency throughout the City and region. PACT and NRG are prepared to evaluate potential new opportunities for new and current steam customers to better position PACT to implement those initiatives that are financially feasible.