Tallgrass, Kanin Energy to Develop Waste Heat to Power Projects

Waste heat for the projects will come off the back of compressor stations from the Rockies Express Pipeline—one of the largest natural gas pipelines in the U.S.

Tallgrass, Kanin Energy to Develop Waste Heat to Power Projects

Tallgrass and Kanin Energy said construction on the waste heat to power projects—three in Ohio and one in Indiana—is expected to start early next year and reach first electron in early 2024. (Source: Shutterstock.com)

Tallgrass has teamed up with Kanin Energy, a green technology company, to convert waste heat to power (WHP) at four sites in the U.S., which will allow the midstream player to offset nearly 250,000 short tons of CO₂ equivalent annually while providing carbon-free power.

Construction on the projects—three in Ohio and one in Indiana—is expected to start early next year and reach first electron in early 2024. Together, the projects will provide 410,000 MWh of electricity annually, enough to decarbonize power to about 38,000 U.S. households, the developers said.

“We think the direction of the energy transition is pretty clear at this point, and so part of what we’ve done as a company is take a look at the assets that we operate to identify opportunities for on-footprint projects help reduce carbon emissions,” Justin Campbell, vice president of power and transmission for Tallgrass, told Hart Energy. “And these [WHP projects] floated to the top of that list. This is really about using a resource that’s wasted as heat and doing something productive with it that’s decarbonized.”

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Velda Addison

Velda Addison is the senior editor of digital media for Hart Energy’s editorial team. She covers energy with a focus on renewables.