Midtown Thermal Control Center

Midtown Thermal Control Center

Atlantic City, New Jersey
Design, Build, Own, Operate, Maintain District Energy System
5.5 MW Electricity, 66,000 lbs. /hr. Heat Recovery, 17,000 Tons Chilled Water, 220,000 lbs/hr. Boiler Capacity – Steam, 3 miles of steam

The Downtown Atlantic City District Energy System known as the Midtown Thermal Control Center was a Greenfield development project.  The project was developed under the banner of Atlantic Thermal Systems (ATS).   DCO Energy, LLC personnel, then employees of ATS, originated the concept and fully developed and operated the System until the end of 2000.

In 2016, ACM Energy Partners, LLC, an affiliate company of DCO Energy acquired the plant from PEPCO. ACM is now jointly owned by Basalt Infrastructure Partners (Basalt) and DCO Energy, LLC (DCO). This energy project emphasized the developer’s long-term vision of a city-wide district steam and chilled water system, built in multiple phases.  The system also utilizes production capabilities in two of the customer’s locations perfecting the integration of distributed equipment into the system.

The Midtown Thermal Control Center is located in the midtown section of Atlantic City, New Jersey.  Chilled water and steam generated by the plant are delivered to customers primarily for cooling, heating and domestic hot water and kitchen use.  A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant was added to the system consisting of a Solar Taurus 60 fuel combustion gas turbine and a Rentech HRSG. 

ACM Energy is in the process of connecting AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, the Level II Trauma Center and 276 bed teaching hospital, as well as the new Medical Arts Building, to the system.