Is My Facility a Good Candidate for Combined Heat and Power? [Free Whitepaper]

Is My Facility a Good Candidate for Combined Heat and Power? [Free Whitepaper]

Eight percent of electric power generated in the United States comes from Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, which saves users over $5 billion each year in energy costs, according to the Department of Energy. However, there is the potential in this country to do a lot more. Countries such as Denmark, Finland, and the Netherlands generate 30 percent of their power from CHP systems.

Given the low cost for natural gas in many parts of the United States, many facilities are turning to CHP systems to reduce their energy costs and provide for greater energy resiliency. The federal government has set a goal to achieve 40 gigawatts of new CHP-produced power by 2020. According to the Department of Energy, this would increase total CHP capacity by 50 percent, reduce emissions by the equivalent of taking 25 million cars off the road, save manufacturers and companies $10 billion each year, and save 1 quadrillion Btus of energy annually.

Woodard & Curran’s free whitepaper details the significant environmental and financial benefits to a CHP system and includes a scored checklist to help you determine whether CHP is a practical solution for your facility.

What kinds of facilities choose CHP?

While a majority of CHP systems are found at industrial and commercial facilities the systems can also be found at hospitals, hotels, apartment buildings, and school campuses.

Combined heat and power solutions are designed to create lower cost heat and power, which in turn provides a hedge against energy price volatility, contributes to an organization’s competitiveness by managing costs and sustainability initiatives by reducing fuel use and CO2 emissions, and reduces risk of electricity supply disruptions.

Read more about the significant environmental and financial benefits to a CHP system in our free whitepaper.

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