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.
Why is onsite generation a superior alternative to the power grid? What are the advantages of onsite generation?
Onsite Power Partners utilizes natural gas fired generators that produce both heat and power (i.e. Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) units). CHP is proven technology, with thousands of systems installed across North America and Europe. Our CHP system will operate in parallel with the grid providing maximum reliability. Onsite Power Partners will recommission the existing 220kW CHP system, which will deliver a strong balance of cost savings and GHG reduction
Wasted Fuel: 68% of the fuel burned to produce grid power is lost as waste heat (wasted fuel equals the total amount of energy used for transportation or for industry). GHG Emissions: Thermal power plants are the largest source of Green House Gases (68% of GHG emissions are produced without value).
Lower operating costs Lower energy consumption Reduced CO2 emissions Reduce energy cost Greater security of supply for electricity Overall facility reliability Government policy and incentives Replacement of boiler capacity Efficient use of renewable fuels (ability to use bio-fuel, and bio-gases
CHP (also known as cogeneration) is the name applied to energy systems that produce both useful heat and electricity in a single process. Electrical energy is also lost in the transmission and distribution of power to buildings and this energy can also be saved if the CHP generates electricity more locally. Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration as well as several other names, is the simultaneous production of heat and the generation of power Combined cooling heating and power (CCHP) or trigeneration, is the process in which cooling is also generated by waste heat in a CHP plant.