HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE CHP

LOCATION: Middlesex County, Massachusetts

DESIGN START: Winter 2017

IN-SERVICE: Spring 2020

SIZE & TECHNOLOGY: Solar Turbine 5.0MW

FIRM ROLE: Engineering, Design Construction Support, Commissioning

CONSTRUCTION COST: $20.5


Noresco is building a new Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Facility at Hanscom Air Force Base

in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The CHP will serve the site’s steam requirements and off-set

electrical purchases from the incumbent electrical utility. The design scope includes preparation of a design package in sufficient detail for permitting, pricing, and construction by general, electrical, mechanical, civil & site utility subcontractors experienced with the installation of similar facilities. Waldron prepared the permit applications for the DEP Air Permit, Eversource Electric Interconnection, and the Pipeline Natural Gas Load Letter. The permit process was completed in 9 months.


  • 5 MW Gas Turbine Generator

  • Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSGs) with fuel assisted firing (duct burner) generating up to 40,000 lb/hr of steam at 100 psig

  • Control System for the CHP plant that integrates the balance of plant equipment.

  • Electric Load Management System


The new CHP plant ties into the existing steam, condensate, water, sewer, and electrical systems.