The Pittsburgh Allegheny County Thermal (PACT) system provides steam heating services to 55 buildings in the Golden Triangle of downtown Pittsburgh, PA. The system serves a diverse group of buildings, including residential, hotel, retail, commercial, office buildings, administrative offices, two courthouses, and a detention center.
The PACT master plan project was commissioned to help determine the future of the PACT system, which is facing a highly competitive energy market and infrastructure in need of investment to help the system retain and grow its customer base. The master plan is currently under review by PACT leadership to determine next steps.
Ever-Green Energy’s Role: Ever-Green Energy joined the project team of NRG Thermal and Burns and McDonnel to work with PACT and the City of Pittsburgh to develop a master plan with options for upgrading the system and improving its outlook in the market for existing and potential customers.
- High levels of reliability and safety
- Predictable capital and O&M costs
- Retain existing customers and grow customer base
- Provide competitive steam prices to comparative technologies
- To be a long lasting service that contributes positively to the economic stability and growth of downtown Pittsburgh
- Increase the system attractiveness/Improve the brand of PACT for prospective customers
- Expand technologies, diversify customers, and energy sources
Project Partners: PACT, City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and PACT Customers including: Zorba’s Gyros, Verizon, AT&T, YWCA, CVS, The Rubinoff Company, Bonnie Trigate Inc., Pittsburgh Symphony Society, Roosevelt Arms Associates, Ipenn Ventures, Sports & Exhibition Authority, Magee Group, JS Music Corp, BNY Mellon, Pittsburgh Career Institute, Wood Street Commons, Penn Commons, Penn Avenue Hotel, City Charter High School, The Oliver Building, Dream Cream Ice Cream Cone, PNC Bank, Brady Building, Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Trader Electronics, Koppers Building, Drury Hotels, Union Trust Building/Davis Properties, Tako Restaurant, African American Cultural Center, and Subway, NRG Thermal, and Burns & McDonnell.
Technologies Considered: repair of existing steam district heating, replacement of existing steam district heating, transition from steam to hot water district heating, combined heat and power