Cogeneration is a More Efficient, Less Expensive and More Earth-Conscious Way to Generate Heat and Power.
The process is often referred to as combined heat and power, or CHP, because most cogeneration systems are used to supply electricity and heat. This term might be limiting because it does so much more, as the heat energy from the electricity production can also be used for absorption cooling and other purposes.
Our CHP systems provide operational efficiency of 85%, using nearly all natural gas input to produce heat and electricity, versus the low efficiency of traditional central power plants, which are only 30% efficient on average. Simply put, these central power plants waste the other 55% in discharged heat and electrical losses along the distribution. Initially favored by petroleum refining, paper and chemical plants, CHP is now used in commercial buildings across all business sectors.
With nearly 1,000 cogeneration system installations in the United States since our launch in 1985, we have helped countless clients enjoy the following benefits:
With so many benefits and financial incentives from state and federal funding sources, it’s easy to understand why more businesses are choosing Dalkia Aegis CHP.
The United States Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy recognizes CHP as a viable solution for a greener tomorrow. Read more about how this technology can contribute to your sustainability goals for your facility and download their official CHP Fact Sheet.