CHP’s Role In A Clean And Green Future

There are many reasons why organizations should use Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration. In addition to commercial and societal benefits of CHP, other impacts include environmental, energy, and economic benefits – which is why it already has a large presence in the U.S., with almost 4,500 installations.

With cogeneration, thermal energy that would otherwise be wasted gets to be recovered and turned into valuable thermal energy or electricity, considerably increasing industrial efficiency and decreasing unnecessary fuel consumption.

Since the efficiency advantages of utilizing CHP are so high, some analysts estimate that cogeneration can be implemented at a negative cost. Cost savings from reduced fuel expenditures will offset investment and other project costs over the life of the system. 

There’s no doubt CHP offers a variety of long-term economic and social benefits, including protection from volatile energy prices and reliability in generating power, even in emergency situations.  

Additionally, CHP technology offers another remarkable benefit – improved environmental profiles and reduced carbon footprint, in some cases by over 50%.

 The environmental impact of CHP is significant, and it can provide an effective energy solution as the world continues to move towards a more green friendly and sustainable future. earth-405096_960_720

CHP developers place a lot of efforts on CHP’s capacity to increase power production efficiencies from the traditional 35-45% to almost 80%, which results in reduced fossil fuel usage, reduced emissions of air pollutants and carbon dioxide.

On-site power generation with CHP solutions provide answers to reducing carbon footprint and green house gas emissions, such as carbon dioxide, and other air pollutants.

These emissions contribute to serious environmental issues. Per CHP Association, they include global climate change, acid rain, haze, acidification of waterways, and eutrophication of critical estuaries, and contribute to numerous health problems, such as chronic bronchitis and aggravation of asthma, particularly in children. 

Since energy production is a key source of pollution, CHP companies recognize the crucial importance of CHP, not only in saving fuel cost, but also in decreasing pollution by using the fuel’s energy two or three times.

Also, while new power plants have major environmental impacts, CHP systems are usually placed unobtrusively inside existing buildings and plants. CHP developers typically design and size CHP systems to meet the users’ demand and for optimal performance and efficiency. CHP technology can use a variety of fuels, both fossil – and renewable-based, and can be installed relatively quickly and with few geographic limitations.

UGI Performance Solutions proudly designs CHP systems and performs CHP installations for enhanced performance, a better bottom line, and a cleaner environment.

At UGI Performance Solutions, we are committed to providing innovative solutions to our clients – our CHP system solutions and CHP installations include turbines, microturbines, heat recovery modules (waste heat boilers), and absorption chillers.

When searching for CHP companies, trust UGI Performance Solutions, the premier, Mid-Atlantic energy solutions provider, and MEP contractor with design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, operation, and finance capabilities.