NYSERDA Funding Now Available for The PowerHouse Idle Reduction Technology

PowerHouse™ Funding Available for Short Line Railroads

On February 26, 2015, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) issued PON 2982, the Locomotive Idle Reduction Program. This Grant can provide $25,000 toward the installation of diesel auxiliary power units (APUs) and $10,000 toward the installation of electric shore connection systems (Plug-ins) for any short line railroad in New York state. NYSERDA is accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis through July 15, 2015. Power Drives’ PowerHouse APU and DWS-120 units are two EPA-Verified Technologies available. 

Power Drives Inc. manufactures The PowerHouse Idle Reduction Technology to significantly decrease the energy wasted through locomotive idling, saving on fuel consumption. The PowerHouse design heats and circulates water or coolant through the locomotive engine block and cooling system to maintain a temperature of above 100˚, even in the coldest temperatures. Read our blog for customer testimonials. 

PowerHouse APU Model

The PowerHouse is available in two models: The APU model is ideal for road-haul and run-through locomotives where shore power is not readily available at the end of the day. The 120/240 VAC PowerHouse is ideal for customers whose locomotives return to the same shop location. The 120 V is then powered from a standard external 120VAC source, using just 5 amps. Here are other great features of the patented PowerHouse:

  • The most compact unit in the industry for ease of installation
  • Rail industry’s ONLY 120 Volt Plug-In DWS
  • Standard cellular remote monitoring
  • Quickest payback due to fuel savings
  • Fully EPA Tier 4 Emissions Compliant
  • APU Model can trickle-charge the locomotive batteries
  • Minimal maintenance requirements

Now is the time to take advantage of the NYSERDA Program and The PowerHouse for your rail operations. Apply today, call us or visit powerdrives.com or dieselwarming.com to learn more.  

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