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  1. A Brief History • 1889 – District energy comes to Philadelphia • 1903 - Electricity is first generated at Schuylkill Station • 1938 - Boiler #23 and #24 were installed. • 1972 - Boiler #26 was installed • 1987 - Philadelphia district energy system purchased from investor owned utility • 1993 – Trigen Energy acquires assets of United Thermal Corporation • 1992 – PPA & Steam purchase agreements executed for Grays Ferry Cogeneration Partnership • 1996 – GFCP financing closes • 1998 - Grays Ferry Cogeneration Project commences commercial operation

  2. A Brief History • 2005 – Thermal North America Inc. acquires assets of The Trigen Companies • 2005 – Energy Services Agreement executed for new Chilled Water Plant at Edison Station for benefit of Thomas Jefferson University • 2007 – Edison Chilled Water Plant commences commercial operation • 2007 – Veolia Energy North America acquires assets of Thermal North America Inc.

  3. Veolia Energy’s Operations in Philadelphia

  4. Veolia Energy’s Philadelphia Operations Veolia Energy owns and operates two district energy systems in the City of Philadelphia: • Steam System serving Center City and West Philadelphia • Edison Station Central Chilled Water Plant

  5. Veolia Energy’s Philadelphia Steam System

  6. Veolia Energy’s Philadelphia System (Cont’d) • Approximately 300 Customers • Serve approximately 500+ buildings representing 100 million square feet of commercial, institutional, residential and governmental buildings • Two steam generation plants • Schuylkill Station and Edison Station • Total steam capacity of approximately 2.6 million pounds per hour • Cogeneration Plant - Grays Ferry Cogeneration Plant • 170-megawatts • Total steam capacity of 1.4 million pounds per hour • Fuel diversity to customers, using natural gas, #6 fuel oil, and purchased steam from cogeneration plant • 30 miles of steam distribution piping • 470 manholes • Two steam pressures – 165 psig and 205 psig

  7. Schuylkill Station #23 and #24 Boilers • 800 MMbtu (235 MWth) • # 6 Oil fired • Circa 1939 #26 Boiler • 760 MMbtu (225 MWth) • Natural Gas & # 6 Oil fired • Circa 1972

  8. Edison Station #1 and #2 Boilers 200 MMbtu (60 MWth) # 6 Oil fired Circa 1957 #3 and #4 Boilers 250 MMbtu (75 MWth) # 6 Oil fired Circa 1963

  9. Grays Ferry Cogeneration Project • Westinghouse 501D5A combustion turbine • Excellent match for steam load • MHI controlled extraction / induction / condensing steam turbine generator • Nooter / Eriksen heat recovery steam generator • Cerrey auxiliary boiler-dual fueled boiler-nominal capacity of 500,000 lbs/hr

  10. Edison Station Central Chilled Water System Four (4) 1,750 dual compressor McQuay Electric Centrifugal Chillers Four (4) custom cooling towers to match chiller capacity New controls, new chilled water pumps, new condenser water pumps, new electric switchgear Approximately 2,000 feet distribution system

  11. TJU Campus Aerial View with CHW Service

  12. Customer Profile • More than 300 Customers Served • 500+ buildings, approx. 100 million square feet • 3.6 million Mlbs sales annually

  13. Recent Veolia Philadelphia Customer Additions Comcast Center 1.2 million square foot Class A commercial office building First LEED certified high rise in country Utilizes steam for radiant heating, domestic hot water, cooking, snow melting, and as part of hybrid cooling plant (1,000 ton absorption chiller with two electric centrifugal chillers) 20 year agreement Residences at the Ritz-Carlton 628,000 square foot, 46-story, 289 condominiums Steam for heating and domestic hot water 20 year agreement Symphony House Condominiums 642,000 square foot, 31-story condominium building 400 seat theater (Philadelphia Theater Company) Steam for heating and domestic hot water 20 year agreement Murano Condominium 440,000 square foot, 42-story, 302 condominiums Steam for heating and domestic hot water 20 year agreement

  14. Future Growth, Expansion and New Equipment Continued investment in expansion of steam infrastructure to serve new construction/conversion from other energy sources Chilled water plant-potential expansion to serve new buildings on TJU campus (3,000 to 8,000 tons additional-850,000 sf of space) Talking with current customers about potential sustainable energy projects such as bio-fueled plant using municipal waste and renewable fuels (wood waste) to generate electricity and steam

  15. Future Growth, Expansion and New Equipment (Cont’d) Offering of services “beyond the meter”. Recognized as energy experts, natural transition is to provide services on customer equipment ranging from mechanical repairs, steam trap surveys and repair/replacements, operations and maintenance contracts, recycling, etc. Provide an array of services across the spectrum of purchasing/managing energy commodity, operations and maintenance of major energy producing equipment, assisting customers manage their energy operations and efficiency, and providing the services to allow customers to focus on their core business.

  16. Veolia Energy North America Questions?