Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil. CHP is not a single technology, but an integrated energy system that can be modified depending upon the needs of the energy end user.
The two most common CHP system configurations are:
- Gas turbine or engine with heat recovery unit
- Steam boiler with steam turbine
- Onsite generation of electrical and/or mechanical power.
- Waste-heat recovery for heating, cooling, dehumidification, or process applications.
- Seamless system integration for a variety of technologies, thermal applications, and fuel types into existing building infrastructure.
CHP offers a versatile solution as a sustainable energy model, providing enhanced reliability, power usage optimization, reduced environmental impacts, and energy savings. Industrial and large commercial facilities seeking to evaluate the viability of CHP, Instrumentation Engineers (EA) Ltd, can help facilitate the process and mitigate risks and successfully implement CHP project by engaging the right internal and external resources, a thorough CHP evaluation, and an organized, collaborative, and structured approach.