CHP – Combined Heat & Power
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Climbing Electricity Costs? Generate your own and save up to 50%
CHP – Combined Heat & Power units use natural gas to power an engine that is designed to generate electricity through an alternator. Recovering waste heat and converting it into usable heat improves savings further.
The Benefits of CHP
Reduce Energy Costs
Using CHP – Combined Heat & Power to generate electricity can reduce your electrical unit rate by up to 45%, with CHP heat use increasing this to 50%.
The economics of CHP is such that Green Gas can be used to dramatically reduce your operational carbon footprint.
If your operations can be severly impacted by grid outages, then CHP’s can provide a lifeline by enabling island operation.
Heating and Cooling
Heat recovered from the engine can be offset against other on site heat uses, such as hot water, thermal oil or steam. CHP’s can also be used for tri-generation, where waste heat is converted to cooling via an absorption chiller.
By generating your own electricity, organisations can protect themselves against price volatility and guarantee a security of supply. As electricity gets proportionally more expensive than gas, it makes more and more sense to generate your own electricity. All the predictions say this gap is going to get bigger.
Is CHP right for my business?
Do you have a natural gas connection?
Do you spend over £75,000 on your electricity?
Do you have energy use overnight?
If you answered “yes” to the three questions above, a CHP may be appropriate for you, and NerG can help you assess this.
With two pools and a number of ancillary facilities, this leisure centre had a constant energy load.
A 50kW CHP unit contributes to their heating load, whilst reducing their electric consumption from the grid and helps the site to reduce their energy costs by over 25%.
% of energy costs – 28%
Payback – 3.7 years
10 year savings after capital repayment – £375,000
Savings per year – £35,000
This food processor used hot water for cooking and washing whilst also having a high electrical consumption.
A 250kW CHP was proposed, which delivers a saving of over 35% of their energy costs by reducing their grid electricity consumption and using heat from the CHP to provide hot water for washing and cooking.
% of energy costs – 38%
Payback – 2.7 years
10 year savings after capital repayment – £1.23M
Savings per year – £165,000
Producing plastic packaging, this customer had very high electricity costs from their plastic extrusion machines.
A 1.5MW CHP unit delivers siginificant electrical savings, and then a waste heat recovery boiler will capture exhaust gas heat & convert it to usable steam, delivering nearly 50% savings on their existing energy spend.
% of energy costs – 48%
Payback – 1.9 years
10 year savings after capital repayment – £6.4M
Savings per year – £735,000
Analyse, Design, Install, Maintain
Your CHP Journey with NerG
Our team will analyse your energy data to model your existing consumption patterns and identify if CHP is appropriate for you.
We will work with you to assess the feasability of a CHP engine, and to refine the technical specification to match your operational needs.
We can support with identifying the right procurement strategy to meet your financial needs. From full capital purchase to off balance sheet solutions, we can tailor the best solution for your business.
From initial design to ongoing operation, we can manage it all. Our project management team will work with you to develop a project plan that minimises operational disruption, then our in-house team will lead the installation through to operation.
Our team can then operate & maintain the CHP. We can provide fully inclusive service contracts up to 15 years, enabling you to focus on key business activities whilst the CHP delivers you savings.
Nerg have been providing innovative Heat & power solutions since 2009. Our ethos is simple. To analyse and specify equipment as if we were installing it for ourselves.
This commitment to installing the right equipment for customers has earned us a trusted reputation, meaning we stand by our installations and want an ongoing relationship with our clients. Our clients include the National trust, Dyson, Edinburgh College & Kings Lynn Council.
We had a Froling woodchip boiler installed by another company. It had never worked properly until NerG came and corrected the installation problems. Now it's fantastic.
NerG have installed two 199kW boiler systems for us. From sales through installation, commissioning and service, we have been really pleased with our choice. Totally professional, very knowledgeable and always happy to help. Our systems are used in our grain drying stores and to heat our farm houses. The whole system has worked exactly as we hoped. It's nice to be warm without spending a fortune on oil through the winter.