Combined Heat & Power
What is Combined Heat & Power?
Combined Heat & Power (CHP), is a highly efficient process that generates electricity and heat simultaneously. By utilizing the exhaust energy from gas engines, useful steam can be generated in a heat exchanger which can then be used in any number of applications, all with no additional fuel consumption. As a result, the overall efficiency of CHP systems can exceed 80 percent, making CHP one of the most energy-efficient methods of power generation.
The Benefits of CHP
By using one fuel source to produce both heat and electricity simultaneously, CHP – or combined heat and power - is significantly more efficient and cost effective than traditional power generation. Why? With traditional power generation, electricity and thermal energy are produced separately using two different processes and fuel sources-- conventional fossil fuels are used to generate the electricity and, in most cases, the heat produced as a byproduct to this process is lost to the atmosphere. Then an on-site boiler or furnace is used to generate heat. CHP solutions use a single fuel in a combustion engine, to generate electricity. The heat that is created as a result of the process is captured and recycled to provide hot water or steam for other uses--like heating or cooling for the facility. In addition to eliminating waste and increasing energy production efficiency, CHP solutions have many advantages.
Advantage of CHP:
Save money - Achieve up to 95% percent total efficiency, burn less fuel for the energy you need, and reduce thermal and electrical costs creating a payback in as little as 2 years.
Save energy - Realize energy savings of up to 40% using the energy from your engine waste heat.
Increase predictability – Predict against grid power price volatility and supply uncertainty for more accurate financial planning
Increase reliability - Achieve 98% reliability or more with the proven technology of Jenbacher gas engines.
Energy reform benefits - Benefit from government energy reforms and associated incentives (green certificates and “efficient cogeneration“) promoting self power generation
Reduce emissions - With combined heat and power, you can make sure you’re meeting government regulations by reducing your greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30%.
What's the Process Behind CHP Power Solutions?
Analysis to identify the onsite power generation strategy that delivers enhanced efficiency and cost savings.
Design & Development
Detailed CHP engineering and equipment, as well as CHP equipment sourcing and cost-benefits analysis.
Delivery & Installation
Complete project management including delivery and installation of equipment and coordination with local utilities.
Design maintenance schedule to protect and secure onsite energy system.
A variety of financing solutions for the cost of CHP, that don’t require upfront investment for onsite equipment.