By: Elaine Comerford
8.4 MW Cogeneration Plant to Power Los Angeles International Airport
LAX has opened their new 75,000 square foot, $438 million Central Utilities Plant. It is 25% more efficient than the previous CUP and any 'waste' will be reused. The CUP has three parts to it. A four story bulding that contains the plant and staff offices, an above-ground cylindrival 1.5 million gallon thermal energy storage tank that rises nearly four stories, and a maintenance facility with workshops on the ground floor and cooling towers above.