Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and thermal energy from a single system.
CHP utilizes a variety of renewable and fossil fuels, and can be quickly and cost effectively deployed with few geographic limitations. These systems can displace traditional power sources with significant increases in energy efficiency, resiliency, and independence.
Traditional systems often utilize an off-site power plant to generate electricity and an on-site boiler to generate heat, typically operating below 45% total efficiency.
CHP systems can operate at total efficiency levels over 90% by capturing the waste heat that is created by the generation of electricity and using it for on-site needs, such as heating water, creating steam, or powering chillers.
Benefits of CHP Solutions
Reduce energy costs by 10-15% annually.
90-95% efficient system.
Reduce the risk of power loss from grid disruptions.
Protection against future energy price fluctuations with long-term agreements.
Enhanced U.S. energy economy
Utilize domestic resources and highly skilled local labor.
Improved grid stability
Limits grid congestion and offsets electrical losses.
Reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants by as much as 40% or more.
CHP is ideally suited for a variety of energy-intensive applications.
- Schools and Universities
- Nursing Homes
- Office Buildings
- Food Processing
- Metals Manufacturing
If you can say “Yes” to the questions below, your energy system would benefit from a CHP solution:
- Are you paying more than 8.5¢ per kWh for electricity?
- Does your facility operate above 8,000 hrs annually?
- Do you have a constant and balanced thermal and electrical demand year round?
- Do you have a need for high power reliability as well as backup generation?
- Are you concerned about the impact of current or future energy costs on your business?
- Are you planning to replace or upgrade central plant equipment within the next 3-5 years?
- Have you already implemented energy efficiency measures and still have high energy costs?
- Are you interested in energy efficiency solutions?