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Jan 05
2015

Is It Time For Your Company To Embrace Cogeneration (CHP)?

By: Patti Dinneen

 

Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration, is one of the technologies that best supports sustainable energy conservation efforts. CHP technology involves the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source. The fuel source could be one of a few things: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. Cogeneration isn't strictly focused on one technology; rather the focus is on an integrated energy system that is flexible enough to be tailored to the unique needs of each client or user.

Is your company/organization looking for ways to increase your bottom line and use sustainable energy? If so, Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) may be right for you.

Who Is An Ideal Candidate for Cogeneration?

If your business has a need for intensive use of hot water, steam, or chilling to operate smoothly, you are an ideal candidate for Combined Heat and Power. Companies who benefit most from this technology are:

  • Commercial Buildings: Hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, casinos, airports, large office buildings
  • Institutions: Hospitals, prisons, military bases, colleges, and universities
  • Municipal: District energy systems, town schools, wastewater treatment facilities
  • Industrial Manufacturing: Pharmaceutical, chemical, refining, ethanol, pulp and paper, food processing, and glass manufacturing

What Are The Benefits of Combined Heat and Power?

Cogeneration provides a multitude of benefits, most of which are financial. Used correctly, CHP can:

  • There are government incentives that can help cover the cost of the project investment
  • Reduces your businesses carbon footprint. Indeed CHP could provide the largest single contribution to reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Host organizations that wish to reduce their environmental footprint benefit - as well as the environment.
  • Provides clean, green, & on-site standby power.  CHP reduces the risk of electric grid disruptions and enhances energy reliability for the user. This is particularly beneficial for hospitals or industrial facilities where electric power outages are particularly disruptive and costly.
  • Protection of revenue streams/reliability: Through onsite generation and improved reliability, CHP helps critical infrastructure to remain online in the event of a disaster or major power outage.
  • Saves wear and tear on your existing equipment

Kinsley Power Systems

We are a top energy solutions supplier with a 50-year legacy of sales, rental and service top quality energy systems.  CHP systems help to reduce global warming emissions, while achieving decent paybacks on their own and do not rely extensively on massive government incentives and tax benefits, like some other “green” measures do. Kinsley systems are an efficient and responsible investment of taxpayer and institutional dollars. If you are still uncertain if your facility would be a good fit for CHP, feel free to download our e-book, "Is My Facility A Good Candidate For CHP?” or call (860) 844-6100.


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