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Cut Energy Costs By 40% With Combined Heat and Power (CHP)


CHP, also referred to as ‘combined heat and power’ or ‘cogeneration’ is the process of simultaneously generating electric power and heat in means of hot water, steam or chilled water by using gas engines or other means of generation.

Cut Energy Costs By 40% With Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

CHP / Cogeneration can improve energy savings by approximately 40% compared to the separate purchase of electricity from the national electricity grid and a gas boiler for onsite heating.  So after payback in 2-3 years, CHP can cut your energy costs by up to 40%

CHP can reduce carbon emissions by up to 30% compared to the separate means of traditional generation via a boiler and power station.

The process of CHP generates electricity whilst also capturing usable heat that is produced in this process. By using engine or exhaust wasted heat, CHP plants can reach efficiency ratings in excess of 80%. This compares with the efficiency of gas power stations, which in the UK which range between 49% and 52%. Coal-fired plants fare less well with an efficiency of around 38%.

CHP plants provide local heat, electricity and sometimes even cooling to different types of users. Because the energy is produced locally, CHP has the added advantage of avoiding efficiency losses incurred through transmission and distribution of electricity through the National Grid and local distribution networks. Around 7% of energy would usually be lost when the network is used to transport energy from the generation source to the user.

Genovate is at the forefront of supplying Combined Heat and Power units in the UK. We have continued to enhance our offering, improving the design and installation process and integrating CHP with our broader range of energy solutions. 


Benefits of using CHP Gas Engine

The high efficiency of a CHP plant compared with traditional bought in electricity and site-produced heat provides several advantages including

  • operators typically saving around 40% on electricity and gas bills
  • On site production of power
  • Reduced electricity and energy costs
  • Reduction in emissions compared to traditional electrical generators and onsite boilers
  • CHP typically has an efficiency of over 80%
  • operators can save up to 30% on carbon emissions
  • reduce transmission and distribution losses.


We can utilise heat from the following source in CHP application

  • Engine jacket cooling water
  • Engine lubrication oil cooling
  • First stage air intake intercooler
  • Engine exhaust gases
  • Engine generator radiated heat, second stage intercooler

Type of heat and cooling we can generate from Combined heat and power (CHP) gas engine

  • Hot water typically on a 70/90˚C flow return basis and can be interfaced with the site at a plate heat exchanger or exhaust gas heat exchanger
  • Steam by utilising the heat from the gas engine exhaust by using waste boiler. The engine exhaust gases typically leave the engine at between 400 and 500˚C. This can be used directly for drying, in a waste heat boiler to generate steam, or via an exhaust gas heat exchanger combining with the heat from the cooling circuits. 
  • Larger steam volumes by using two side combi steam boiler, one side will generate steam from the heat from the gas engine exhaust and the second side will generate steam from natural gas.
  • Cold water by using absorption chiller

Is CHP right for you?

We work with you to find out if CHP is going to save you money. We take into account your energy bills and your electricity and heating requirements so you can be sure when you buy with us that you will save money.


To find out more about how CHP can work for you, get in touch today.

 

 

 

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