A Combined Heat & Power unit, also known as Co-generation, is a single unit which produces both heat and power (electricity). This allows you to produce hot water, heating and electricity for your own consumption, significantly reducing on site energy costs.
The thermal energy produced by the unit is available for heating, hot water and numerous processes that require heat.
Co-generation can achieve energy savings in excess of 30% compared to independent power and heat generation.
A CHP unit provides onsite power generation and independence from the national power grid.
Not only does a CHP provide significant energy savings, it can also provide energy security from power cuts.
You can also export any excess generated electricity to the national grid.
As energy production becomes more decentralised, it is now more important than ever for businesses to take control of their energy and to have secure reliable onsite energy generation.
A CHP unit consists of three main components.
An engine, alternator and control system.
The engine converts the fuel in to mechanical and thermal energy.
The mechanical energy from the engine is used to turn the generator, this produces electricity.
Providing full control of your onsite energy generation through the CHP and seamless integration with BMS.
A CHP system is typically over 90% efficient, producing both heat and electricity.
CHP units work with a variety of fuel sources:
Biogas (Anaerobic Digestion)
Liquid Petroleum Gas
CHP is an established and proven technology in operation all over the world and the component parts are the same as in a car engine or generator meaning spare parts and ongoing support are readily available locally.