Tag: cogen

Cogeneration (Combined Heat and Power or CHP) is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat, both of which are used. The central and most fundamental principle of cogeneration is that, in order to maximise the many benefits that arise from it, systems should be based on the heat demand of the application.

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

Cogen Case Study: Ronald McDonald House, New York City

What began in 1974 as a Shamrock Shake-driven fundraiser to help families with sick children is today a network of 322 Ronald McDonald Houses in 57 countries. The first Ronald McDonald House (RMH), in Philadelphia, PA, was meant to serve as a “home away from home” for families spending time

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Load Bank, ATS, and UPS Applications Provide Secure Power

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 edition of Business Energy.

Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup

Reader Profile:  Fritz Kreiss

Reader Profile: Fritz Kreiss

Energy services offer great opportunity, but a lack of funding inhibits its potential, Fritz Kreiss asserts. Kreiss is CEO of Alternative Utility Services (AUS). The Lake Geneva, WI-based company is a licensed energy aggregator for gas, electricity, and energy services, including lightingretrofits, geothermal, and combined heat and power (CHP) in

Secure Power

Secure Power

Facilities depend on an uninterruptible power supply or power source (UPS) to provide nearly instant power to a load when the main power fails, or an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to switch the load between the utility power and a backup generator when it senses a power outage. A load bank mimics a real

Cogeneration Is Talking Trash

Cogeneration Is Talking Trash

Back in the 1880s, the first electric generators were powered by steam engines. The process was quite inefficient compared to today’s standards, but one technique was employed back then: the basis for modern combined heat and power (CHP) generation. The excess waste steam was harvested for process use or to

Handling the Heat With CHP

Handling the Heat With CHP

There is a renewed emphasis in the distributed generation marketplace for solutions such as Combined Heating and Power (CHP) and cogeneration, with shale gas being one of the primary drivers, notes Clark Wiedetz, director of alternative and renewable energy for the Building Technologies Division of Siemens.

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