Achieving Our Energy Goals
Onsite Power Partners replicates a grid-based Independent Power Producer onsite. The Distributed Energy Platform is a fully pre-engineered solution that won’t be timely and laborious construction project. It’s simple, easy and convenient. Once our system is set up, let Onsite Power Partners manage your energy needs for you.
Onsite Power Partners is focused on helping its customers achieve several goals.
About The General Manager
Dan Cloutier – General Manager
Dan Cloutier is the President of Seer Management Investments and Agro Resiliency Kit Ltd. He is a recognized leading cogeneration industry figure, and has significant expertise in incubating high-growth technology-based companies.For more than two decades, Dan has coordinated the installation of more micro-CHP into commercial buildings than anyone else in Alberta. In Western Canada, Dan has also sold and installed CHP systems for many customers including:
- Alberta Urban Municipality Association
- Broxburn Greenhouse
- Cadillac Fairview
- Calgary Co-op
- Christenson Developments
- City of Calgary
- City of Saskatoon
- Graham Construction
- Hole’s Greenhouse
- Oxford Developments
In addition to cogeneration/combined heat and power projects, Dan has involved small scale wind, solar and geothermal.
He was a member of the management team that successfully took Vicom Multimedia public in 1995, and served in senior management and executive capacities with FinTech Solutions now Sylogist, Quorum Information Technologies as well as SourceSys of Houston, which was sold to Fisher Scientific.
Dan’s first involvement with CHP solutions was as a volunteer Board member of Cardel Place, where he spearheaded pursuing the first Gold LEED designation in Alberta.
If you would like to collaborate on such solutions, please contact Dan at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-703-7611.
Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.
- 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
- 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).
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
- 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.
|GHG Savings from 220kW CHP UNIT (annual)||CROWN MODEL||Alberta Generation by Fuel|
|From Displaced Grid Power||1,210 MWh x 0.54852 tCO2e/MWh = 664|
|From Displaced Natural Gas||5,821 GJ x 0.0506 tCO2e/GJ = 295|
|Gross GHG Reduction = 958|
|Increase in GHG from CHP Fuel||11,206 GJ x 0.0506 tCO2e/GJ = (567)|
|Net Decrease (tCO2e) in Year 1 = 391|
|Total Contract Decrease (tCO2e) = 3,912|
- Alberta’s electricity sector produces more GHG emissions than any other province because of its size and reliance on coal-fired generation. In 2016, Alberta’s power sector generated 45.2 MT CO2e emissions, or 58% of total Canadian GHG emissions from power generation.
- Crown’s CHP solution reduces emissions by reducing The Derrick’s power mix away from coal and re-captures waste heat.
- Wasted energy drops from 68% to as low as 10%-15%
- Over 50% reduction in GHG emissions
- No water consumption
- Greater reliability
- Significant cost savings for the client
- Experienced Management: Onsite Power Partners have installed a record number of successful CHPs across Canada
- Reliable Equipment and Good Maintenance Program: We source and work with the best, most experienced interdisciplined team of experts from equipment manufacturing to engineering to maintenance.
- Correct Sizing: Onsite Power Partners has sophisticated software to help optimize capital cost, useful output, fuel consumption and % utilization