Why is CHP a sustainable solution?
Efficiency – CHP (Combined Heat and Power) requires comparably less fuel to produce a given energy output. Avoids lost heat value and transmission losses. Environmental – Comparably less fuel is burned to produce each unit of energy output which results in overall less air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. An estimated 15-40% decrease in carbon emissions as a result of recovered heat displacing the need for additional fossil fuel. According to the EPA, comparing a conventional generation system to a 5MW natural gas CHP system, total emissions decrease from 45kTons/year to 23kTons/year.