Cogeneration Systems

Cogeneration Systems

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Cogeneration Systems

What are Cogeneration Systems?

Cogeneration systems, or CHP Systems, also known as cogeneration plants, are integrated power and energy systems that provide for the simultaneous production of power and thermal energy.  Stated another way, Cogeneration systems integrate an onsite, "decentralized energy" (DE) system with thermally-activated power and energy technologies for heating and cooling.

Cogeneration systems are more commonly referred to as either Cogeneration or "Trigeneration" plants when also providing chilled water and/or air-conditioning in addition to hot water and/or steam.

CHP Systems are also at the center of every District Energy System.  

CHP Systems, District Energy Systems, Integrated Energy Systems, or Trigeneration plants, no matter how they are referred, achieve overall, net system energy efficiencies of 80% plus, and several  Trigeneration plants are nearing 90% efficiencies nearing almost 300% increased efficiency over power provided by electric utilities and their central power plants"!  This means significantly lowered: 

Clean Power Generation

Running on "green fuel" such as Biomethane, B100 Biodiesel, Synthesis Gas or natural gas, our CHP Systems are the greenest "clean power generation" systems available.

With Natural Gas at approximately $5.00/mmbtu, our Clean Power CHP Systems  generate power for about $0.04 / kWh (fuel cost).

With operations & maintenance added, that's  about 5.5 cents /kWh - or approximately 50% - 60% less than what most commercial customers are paying, on average, for their electricity.

CHP Systems
(Cogeneration and Trigeneration) Plants 
Have Very  High Efficiencies, Low Fuel Costs & Low Emissions

The CHP System below is rated at 900 kW with a 
heat rate of 4100 btu/kW & system efficiency of 92%.

The CHP System below features: (2) Natural Gas Engines @ 450 kW each 
on one skid with optional Selective Catalytic Reduction system 
which removes Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect."




CHP Systems and Dispersed Generation power plants are an ideal solution for data centers, district energy systems electric utilities, electric co-ops, electrical sub-stations, energy service companies, food processing plants, hospitals, military bases and  universities among many others. 

High-efficiency CHP Systems eliminate blackouts, electric grid supply problems and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and hazardous air pollutants associated with electric power generation at central power plants.

A CHP System may be the best solution for your company's economic and environmental sustainability as we "upgrade" natural gas to clean power with our clean power generation solutions. Our emissions abatement solutions reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx) to "non-detect" and can be installed and operated in most EPA non-attainment regions!

Our CHP Systems may be the best solution for your company's economic and environmental sustainability as we "upgrade" natural gas to clean power with our clean power generation solutions.

Our Emissions Abatement solutions reduce Nitrogen Oxides to "non-detect" which means our CHP Systems can be installed and operated in most EPA non-attainment regions!


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Cogeneration systems achieve these greater energy efficiencies through the conversion of exhaust or reject heat from power generation into needed energy services like cooling and heating of buildings as well as campuses. This is called "Waste Heat Recovery" or "Recycled Energy."  Development of "packaged" or "modularized" Cogeneration systems for end-use applications, such as commercial and institutional buildings, is something the founder of our company has been involved with since the mid 1980's.

In the past, Cogeneration plants have been economically attractive only in sizes above several megawatts. The emergence of a number of small generation technologies, including fuel cells, advanced low emissions engines, and gas turbines with outputs in the 1000 kW - 5000 kW range, should extend the benefits of Integrated Energy Systems to a much larger user base, with a consequent increase in national energy and environmental benefits. 

For example, the application of Cogeneration systems (including Absorption Chillers - or - ADsorption Chillers) in commercial buildings could reduce commercial building energy consumption by 30%. 

Application of such smaller-scale packaged Cogeneration systems provides a major breakthrough in energy efficiency technology, energy savings as well as reduced greenhouse gas emissions. And, by locating the power generation at or near the end-user/consumer, i.e. their facility, building, or campus, the difficulties in siting and building new electric transmission and electric distribution infrastructures to meet today's increasing power demand are minimized.

The most promising markets for Cogeneration systems, Trigeneration plants, CHP Systems, District Energy Systems or Integrated Energy Systems are commercial or institutional buildings, government facilities, and district energy systems that distribute thermal energy to buildings.  Other candidates for Cogeneration systems include; 

We provide the requisite services that make cogeneration systems a reality, (some through partner companies or affiliates) including;



Energy Investment Banking


CHP, Cogeneration, EcoGeneration, Recycled Energy 
& Trigeneration Systems


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