CHP systems NYC
Would you like one device to lower your electrical & heating expenses? Let us introduce you to CHP systems.
Combined heat and power or CHP, also called co-generation or distributed generation, is the simultaneous production of two types of energy heat and electricity from natural gas or combined heat pump. The ability to create two forms of energy from a single fuel source offers tremendous efficiency, cost savings and environmental benefits.
The key components of a combined heat and power system are an internal combustion, reciprocating engine driving an electric generator. See picture below for diagram of a CHP unit from 2G Cenergy, from Advanced Clean Energy Technologies.
Natural gas- or propane fired engine spins a generator to produce electricity. The natural byproduct is heat. The heat is captured and used to supply space heating, heating domestic hot water, laundry hot water or to provide heat for swimming pools and spas.
EFFICIENCY OF CHP SYSTEMS
Approximately two-thirds of the fuel’s energy is wasted in traditional utility energy production. Alternatively, while generating electricity, a properly sized combined heat and power system recovers nearly all of the heat it produces and deploys it on site a CHP system boasts 90% system efficiency.
In addition, when purchasing power from the electric utility, a separate source of heat, usually a boiler, is required. Despite using an efficient boiler, the total fuel required to produce conventional electricity and boiler heat is greater than the amount of fuel required to produce simultaneous energy with a combined heat and power system. This demonstrates why CHP-produced energy is more cost-effective than the combined energies from the electric utility and local boilers.
BENEFITS OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER
CHP systems cut the demand on the utility grid, increase energy efficiency, reduce air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and protect the property against power outages, while significantly lowering the utility costs of building operations.
COMBINED HEAT AND POWER INSTALLATION AND OPERATION
Installing a combined heat and power system first requires an installation site inspection. System installations are preformed by properly skilled and experienced system engineering, project management, electrical and mechanical trades. Once the system is in place, continuous operation and maintenance are necessary to optimize performance. For businesses with a stretched budget, finding the cash for a CHP system would present a challenge, but not so with our exclusive Turn-Key ownership program.
COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM CANDIDATES
The following qualifying criteria can help decide whether your property is a good candidate for a CHP system.
- The property has more than 120 beds, rooms or units.
- Natural gas or propane is available on site.
- Domestic hot water is supplied from a central boiler plant
- Space heating is supplied from a central plant with hydronic distribution
- The average electric rate from all suppliers is greater than $0.10 per kWh
Take a look inside a CHP system. Picture of a 2G Cenergy unit:
**NEW** (Residential Units)
MIRCO CHP SYSTEMS.
There are new systems for large single family residential homes (over 4,000 sq) or multi family buildings called Mirco CHP systems.
Learn How A Micro CHP Device Works.
Interested in getting a CHP system for your home or building?
These systems are advanced and somewhat expensive, but with our help they are more affordable than ever, and even free for qualifying NYC buildings.