Compared to conventional electricity and thermal energy production, combined heat and power (CHP) systems offer a number of benefits. CHP is an energy-efficient, affordable tool that generates electricity and uses the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide thermal energy. CHP essentially sees heat and electrical power simultaneously being generated using an engine that runs on a single fuel.
CHP systems are particularly useful for large buildings that have large-scale heating requirements but they can also serve small buildings and businesses that require both electricity and thermal energy too.
Here are the benefits of CHP when compared to importing electricity and using boilers to generate heat:
Reduced energy costs
CHP systems can offer energy savings of up to 40% which can save your business a whole lot of money. The high efficiency of CHP technology results in significant energy savings when compared to conventional electricity and thermal energy systems. CHP allows businesses and facilities to save a considerable amount of money on their energy bills due to its high efficiency.
A CHP system uses less fuel (up to 75%) to produce energy. As less fuel is burned to produce each unit of energy, CHP reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants compared to conventional methods. This helps to improve your environmental performance as a company and ensures you’re doing your bit for the environment.
Increased energy security
CHP systems can operate completely off grid in order to supplement larger energy demands. A disruption in heat and power supply in large facilities and commercial buildings can pose a threat to the health and wellbeing of the public. CHP systems provide reliable, 24/7 electrical and thermal power even when the grid is down, giving companies energy security and ensuring they always have electricity and thermal energy when they need it.
Having a reliable, dependable and steady access to heat and power is important to ensure your business continues to run smoothly, safely and efficiently. CHP systems provide a continuous supply of energy, helping to reduce utility costs and providing businesses with energy security. The Energy Desk will assess your energy requirements to find the best CHP system and supplier deal to suit your consumption needs. To learn more, visit our website.