Southern California Gas breaks ground on heating, cooling, on-site power generation system

At a ground-breaking ceremony for a new $1.8 million Central Energy Plant at its Pico Rivera facility, gas company officials said the new plant will save the company $250,000 a year in energy costs through the use of a micro-turbine that generates 75 kilowatts (kW) of electricity and a super-efficient natural gas absorption chiller that provides hot water for space heating and chilled water for cooling.

ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 28, 2001 — Customers of PPL Electric Utilities can be assured that when they crank up their air conditioners and fans this afternoon to escape the steamy temperature outside, they will have the electricity they need to keep cool.

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