Thermal Engineering Group Serves as Project Contract Administrator for Nashville District Energy System

Thermal Engineering Group Serves as Project Contract Administrator for Nashville District Energy System

TEG was again awarded by the City of Nashville renewal of its five-year contract through 2022 (originally awarded in 2007 and renewed in 2012) to provide over-sight administration services as the MNDES Contract Administrator for Nashville’s District Energy System (DES). The Project Contract Administrator provides monitoring of operations and system maintenance, system and new customer development, rate development, invoice approval, coordination of customer related activities, contract compliance, budget preparation, oversight of Metro’s contract plant operator, and other administrative duties.

The DES energy generation facility produces steam and chilled water for the heating and cooling needs of forty-one (41) buildings in the downtown business district.

Both private and public buildings are served by the system through an energy distribution system of below ground pipes, control valves, and connections. Commercial operations of the new energy generation facility began December 17, 2003.

The facility operated with near zero downtime or loss of heating or cooling service to the customers, and has proven to be extremely reliable in its operations.

In recent years availability has exceeded 99.98% (see DES web site link: nashville.gov/des/). TEG has provided various engineering expertise to the Nashville District Energy System for more than three decades.