With electricity prices rising year on year, combined heat and power engines are becoming ever more popular in both public and private sector.
Who can benefit?
Residential homes for the elderly •
Sheltered accommodation •
University student accommodation •
Leisure centres •
This is not an exhaustive list.
CHP, also referred to as ‘cogeneration’ or ‘total energy’, is the simultaneous generation of usable heat and power within a single process. The power generated is usually electricity, but can also be mechanical power for driving equipment such as pumps, compressors and fans.
At the heart of a CHP installation is something called the ‘prime mover’ (heat engine). This is the equipment in a CHP system that provides the motive power to drive the electrical generator and produces the heat. It is generally a gas turbine, steam turbine or internal combustion engine.
CHP is very flexible and can be tailored to the requirements of each site. It can be used across a wide range of sectors and can provide cost-effective energy solutions for large and small energy users alike.