Combined Heat & Power

CHP - An introduction

Local generation integrated into a high power demanding user is far more efficient form of generation as transmission losses are lower providing greater efficiency compated to centralised power generation.Typically greenhouse gas emissions are reduced by 30% on a like for like basis.

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) converts a single fuel into both electricity and heat. CHP is highly energy efficient and and also delivers a number of positive financial, operational and environmental benefits.

CHP is a well-proven technology, recognised worldwide as a viable alternative to traditional centralised generation. With CHP, an engine (which is typically fuelled by natural gas) is linked to an alternator to produce electricity. Heat is recovered from the engine through heat exchangers deployed on the exhaust, water jacket and oil cooling circuits.

Typically a CHP scheme can deliver an efficiency increase of 25% plus compared to the typical remote generation schemes in common use today. This is further enhanced by the 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.


CHP Financing via ESCO and PPAs

CHP Financing via ESCo and PPAs

EcoDev Group can assist in a fully financed ESCo (Energy Services Company) solution.

Here the customer has the benefit from the savings of a CHP installation but without having to pay for the installation or maintain the plant. The only requirement is signing of a long term power purchase agreement for the electrictiy and heat or steam. 

We develop, install and commission the plant and retain 100% ownership of this for the duration of the PPA and fully finance and operate the plant.

Through our PPA we estimate that our clients can save at between 10% and 20% of their power costs on an annual basis and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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