Waldbaum’s Supermarket: 60kW CHP Application.
Waldbaum's Supermarket (a subsidiary of A&P Foods) is located in Hauppauge, NY on Long Island. This supermarket was originally a 35,000-sq. ft. retail facility. It was gutted to the block walls, expanded, and totally rebuilt into a 57,000-sq. ft. supermarket which opened in July 2002. The store uses energy-efficient T5 light fixtures, so the load in the sales area is about 1.2 watts per square foot. The facility electric demand is never expected to drop below 200 kW in this store. The 480-volt power generated by the microturbine is wired directly into the store's 480-volt main panel. This Capstone 60 kW microturbine CHP system was integrated in July 2002 with a 20,000-cfm Munters Drycool air-handling unit previously installed at Waldbaum’s in order to use the available heat from the generator.. The Munters unit provides cooling and heating to the main sales areas of the store. The unit also includes a desiccant section to provide dehumidification..