Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) / Cogeneration Combined Heat and power (CHP) integrates the productions of usable heat and power (electricity) in one single, very efficient process. The CHP captures then utilises the heat production by generating electricity. Everyday electricity consumption by power stations is around 37% efficient. This indicates there is a vast potential source of energy is simply released into the atmosphere as a by-product. The CHP is designed and can harness this power.
CHP is an energy efficient technology, which provides a means to substantially reduce your energy consumption without compromising the quality and reliability of the energy supplier to consumers. Therefore provides a cost effective means of generating lower carbon and renewable energy.
The CHP provide a range of beneficial advantages:
- Delivering the same energy more efficiently.
- Using less fuel in the same process reduces lower energy costs. Enhances security of our energy supply.
- Helps mitigate our dependence on imported fuels.
- CHP also presents the opportunity to secure cost effective reductions in CO2 emissions as we move to lower carbon future. The scale and cost of these savings will vary with respect to the scale, fuel and type of CHP plant, and in relation to the benchmark that is being used for comparison. But the potential is far greater.
The CHP systems today are based predominantly upon existing, proven power generation technologies. This use and adaption of existing technology not only contributes to the relatively of low cost of CHP. But ensures that it is proven and reliable technology, capable of delivering an immediate impact of transforming your energy systems.
CHP provides direct benefits for the following:
- Minimum 10% energy savings.
- Cost savings between 15% to 40% over electricity sourced from the grid and heat generated by onsite boilers.
- 10% CO2 savings for good quality natural gas, in comparison to conventional forms of energy generation.
- High overall efficiency – increase in the point of use.
- Additional guarantee of continually in energy supplies for operator and consumer.
- Reliable and proven technologies with an established supplier.
The beneficial outcomes of CHP:
- Reduction in the cost of energy.
- Improving the competitiveness of industry and business.
- Lowering in cost in delivery of public services.
- Enhanced security of supply.
- More fuel is renewable and fossil, regardless of whether is renewable or fossil.
- Increasing flexibility of energy supply nationally and locally, CHP can complement and enhance other forms of energy generation.
- Flexible and responsive heat supply – the thermal (heat and cooling) produced by the CHP can simply stored later to deliver demand.