Combined Heat & Power | Prime Power
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In general, prime power is the production of electricity on a long-term basis for the purpose of creating revenue. Some examples include: Landfill gas, Bio-gas, Utility peaking and Combined Heat and Power (CHP).
What is CHP? And Introduction to Combined Heat and Power
CHP is a packaged generator with integrated heat recovery components and controls. A CHP system is an energy efficiency resource allowing users to produce electricity, useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling), and/or mechanical power concurrently from a single source of energy while using as little fuel as possible.
Good candidates for combined heat and power deliver the customer a system with lower operating cost and, as the electricity is generated on site, the continuity of critical service during prolonged power outages and natural disasters.
Explore the pages below to learn more about CHP and how Alban CAT Power Systems can help you.
Why Choose CHP Systems?
Facilities, like refineries, hospitals and manufacturing plants are choosing CHP systems. Why? These systems provide free, reliable thermal energy, while solidifying your utility infrastructure.
Additional incentives or benefits include:
- Enhanced control of long-term energy costs
- Increased energy efficiency of up to 90 percent
- Decreased electricity costs
- Reduced energy emissions by 50 percent
- Improved power security in natural disasters and weather events
Another growing advantage of CHP systems is the predicted rise in electric costs, in comparison to gas prices. That factor further establishes the long-term cost benefit of combined heat and power. These systems also provide a return on investment (ROI) within two years of their installation.
Who Qualifies for CHP Systems?
With the cost, performance and reliability of combined heat and power systems, many industries are interested in adopting it. CHP systems, however, rely on several key factors to deliver their benefits. Energy costs, location and facility operating hours all affect the candidacy of organizations.
An ideal candidate would meet the following requirements:
- On-site location for system
- Access to natural gas or cost-effective gas line
- Proximity to nearby electricity and thermal connections nearby
- Operation hours of more than 11 hours each day
- Demand for both electricity and thermal energy
Facilities that benefit the most from CHP systems also have high electricity costs, as well as low natural gas prices. Examples of some organizations that make excellent candidates for this energy option include:
- Nursing homes
- And more
With our convenient assessment tool, you can find out if your organization’s location is a good fit for CHP.
CHP at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
CHP Systems at Alban CAT
With combined heat and power, you can change the way your company produces, pays for and uses electricity. And when you choose Alban CAT for your CHP needs, you receive the experience of our trained specialists, as well as access to generators that range from 75 to 4000kW.
Generators for Combined Heat and Power Systems
Get insight into the specifications of Cat® generators for these systems with our comprehensive product ratings summary. These specifications sheets include the details you need, from each model’s emission level and power to their electrical, thermal and total efficiency.
Case Studies: Driving Results for your Business
See what combined heat and power could do for your facilities by witnessing what it did for others. From dairy farms to resorts and manufacturing plants, these systems are becoming a new, cost-effective solution that reduces an organization’s expenses and environmental impact.
Preview the Benefits of CHP Systems
Review our informative flyers and brochures to learn more about the advantages of CHP, like their ability to qualify for LEED credits, to gain a more in-depth understanding of how they could benefit your organization.
Get Answers to Your Questions
Find answers to your questions about combined heat and power with our informative presentations. These documents are available as easy-to-view PDFs and cover topics that discuss the components of CHP systems, as well as how these systems can benefit select industries.
System White Papers
Access comprehensive white papers about combined heat and power systems to learn more about their operation, installation, effectiveness and more. Our trained specialists are also available to discuss any content from these materials, as well as answer your questions.
Engaging Videos on CHP Systems
View our video archive to watch our complete collection of video case studies. With these recordings, you can get a firsthand look at the manufacturing of our combined heat and energy systems, as well as their effectiveness in the field.
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