Combined Heat and Power


Electricity, Heating, and Cooling From One Source

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can reduce your energy costs, increase the efficiency of your facility’s electricity and heating systems, and reduce emissions. CHP is beneficial to a wide range of commercial facilities, especially those needing large quantities of hot water. The recovered waste heat in CHP can be used for space heating or cooling, water heating, refrigeration, and dehumidification.

What is CHP?

CHP involves installing a generator at your facility that produces electricity, heating, and cooling.

Compared to traditional electrical generation units, CHP is highly fuel-efficient. Traditional power sources waste about 67% of their fuel. CHP units only waste about 25% of their fuel.

CHP is the generation of electric and thermal energy from a single fuel source such as natural gas. The CHP engine-driven system, when coupled with a generator, produces electricity. The engine also produces waste heat via exhaust gas, which can be captured to produce steam, hot water for heating, or for use in commercial or industrial facilities.

Is CHP Right for My Facility?

CHP units are used by buildings or facilities that use a large amount of electricity and heat consistently throughout the year, such as hospitals, hotels, and apartment buildings.

Get our expert input on whether CHP is right for you by contacting us.

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