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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. This can be an individual building, an industrial factory or a town/city served by district heat/cooling. Through the utilisation of the heat, the efficiency of a cogeneration plant can reach 90% or more. Cogeneration projects therefore offers energy savings ranging between 15-40% when compared against the supply of electricity and heat from conventional power stations and boilers.

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What You Probably Didn’t Know About the Benefits of Landfills

What are landfills?

The “garbage dump” is no more. Today’s modern MSW landfills are also called “Subtitle D” landfills because they are regulated based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Subtitle D requirements, are well-engineered facilities operating under strict federal and state regulations to ensure protection of human health

Reader Profile: James Dewey

Reader Profile: James Dewey

Energy issues in Santa Barbara, CA, aren’t much different from other public agencies, says James Dewey , who manages the facilities and energy division for the city’s public works department. “There is an emphasis in the Santa Barbara area to do things as sustainably as possible. We’re after saving money

A Secure Solution

A Secure Solution

The year of 2013 may well see a landslide of market gains for distributed energy in facility settings. Why? The reasons are numerous, and moreover, compelling. But if we were to examine just one-efficiency-the benefits would prove irresistible. But why not consider security, technology breakthroughs, price drops on generation hardware,

Upgrading With CHP

Upgrading With CHP

With significant heating and hot-water requirements, the 364-room Philadelphia Four Seasons Hotel has turned out to be a great fit for a combined heat and power (CHP) retrofit over the past two years. The hotel features three onsite restaurants, an on-premises laundry, and an indoor pool and spa. Until 2009,

Working Ahead of the Curve

The University of New Hampshire’s (UNH) approach to addressing its growing campus energy demands was indeed worthy of a large public research institution. Prior to issuing a request for quotes, the university commissioned a comprehensive study of the campus’ energy requirements. The resulting master plan served as a basis for

The Cooling Power of Waste Heat

Historically, energy efficiency has not been the number one priority for those who run industrial refrigeration operations. In fact, the Energy Center of Wisconsin calls the refrigeration industry a “giant snowball of waste,” where efficiency often takes a backseat to day-to-day production issues. Growing food-distribution operations are

Saving Money in San Francisco

Keeping costs down is one task that always tops Frank Frankini’s to-do list. And because he serves as senior vice president of engineering and energy operations for Equity Office-the largest publicly held office building owner and manager in the country-this task inevitably involves reducing his employer’s energy costs. That’s why

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