Nexterra's system provided heat and power to the
University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina.
Renewable Heat and Power at USC
In 2007, Nexterra provided a gasification system for a cogeneration plant at USC. Nexterra's system passed its performance warranty tests, and at peak capacity the plant generated 60,000 lbs/hr of steam used to heat the campus, as well as 1.38 MW of electricity. Unfortunately some of the plant equipment which was provided by vendors other than Nexterra experienced repeated failures. As a result of these failures, the plant operated infrequently between 2007 and 2010. The University and Johnson Controls decided to decommission the plant in 2011.