NEC Legacy Investments


Dean - Lynn & Franklin, Massachusetts & City of Industry, California

Lynn and Franklin, Massachusetts

City of Industry, California

  • Description: Three 2 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration projects to provide electricity and thermal energy to Dean Foods dairy processing facilities in MA and CA
  • Technology: Proven technology with standard GE Jenbacher reciprocating engines and heat recovery system
  • Transaction closed: May 2005
  • Start-up: Q1 2007
  • Projects sold: Q2 2008

This series of three industrial cogeneration facilities provide high efficiency power and process heat to Dean Foods dairy operations in California and Massachusetts. The facilities operate at a total efficiency rate more than 50% higher than previous supplies from the grid and on-site boilers, reducing costs and greenhouse gas emissions.