CHP: A Clean Energy Solution
What is CHP?
Who’s using CHP?
CHP already accounts for nearly 10 percent of our nation’s energy – numbering over 4,000 local, clean, and efficient systems and counting – and we have the potential for far more.
Benefits of CHP
✔ Improved fuel efficiency – up to 2/3 savings in fuel costs
✔ Improved power quality & reliability
✔ Improved energy cost predictability
✔ Business continuity
✔ Energy security
✔ Reduced land-use impacts and NIMBY objectives
✔ Reduced fresh water use
✔ Optimized natural gas use and reduced price volatility
✔ Support of competitive electricity market structure
For electric utilities
Reduced energy losses in transmission lines – current transmission losses are about 10%. CHP requires no remote transmission and therefore sustains no transmission losses & ncillary benefits including voltage support & stability, contingency reserves and black start capability