Northern Power Systems, Waitsfield, Vt., recently announced that it has been commissioned to design, build, and install a $1.9 million power system at the main California facility of Pokka USA, a contract bottler of branded American soft drinks and other beverages. The 1MW system will produce basic and standby electricity to run the bottling lines, as well as hot water for Pokka’s pasteurization processes.

The new on-site power system for the bottling facility, located about 50 mi from San Francisco, consists of a natural gas-fired generator and a sophisticated heat recovery process to convert waste heat from electricity generation equipment and exhaust into hot water necessary for pasteurization.

Northern said that once the cogeneration system is fully operational it will reduce Pokka’s annual energy bill by more than $800,000.