KGRA Energy, Chesapeake Plan 2MW Alternative Power Generation Installation

January 2012, Vol. 239 No. 1

KGRA Energy LP, a developer of waste heat recovery power generation projects, will develop a pioneering waste heat recovery project to harness reciprocating engine exhaust heat.

KGRA and Appalachian Midstream Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corp., have agreed to build and install a customized 2MW waste heat-to-power system.

Chesapeake will work with KGRA’s subsidiary, Liberty WHR Partners LLC, to install the alternative energy project at one of its Marcellus Shale gas gathering compression facilities in Bradford County, PA. KGRA’s system will convert waste heat from a series of compressor engines into retail grade electricity. The power can be used on site and/or sold back into the grid by KGRA.Two megawatts is enough electricity to power over 1,600 homes in Bradford County.