There are two types of “waste heat” that are produced by generating electricity. The first type is the heat that is retrieved from the engine jacket water that is cooling the engine. Secondly, the heat exchanger transfers heat to the exhaust gas. This “waste heat” that is collected can be utilized for heating or to produce steam.
CHP systems are generally installed onsite where heat and power are directly supplied to customers. This helps to eliminate the loss of heat and power that occurs in transferring electricity from large, centralized plants. From residential to government facilities, CHP systems are available in various sizes and applications.
Main Advantages of Cogeneration
- Significant energy cost savings
- Quick and sustainable Return on Investment
- Independence from rising energy prices
- Full cost control
- Highest reliability and efficiency
- Stable operation in case of power outages within the utility grid
- Fulfills highest environmental standards
- Compliance with governmental carbon emission regulations