CHP is an efficient, clean, and reliable approach to generating power and thermal energy from a single fuel source. As a rule, CHP can increase operational efficiency and decrease energy costs, while reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases. Using biornass to fuel CHP plants is a unique and powerful application of renewable energy. Many of AESI’s biomass energy solutions are delivered through a combined heat and power or tri-generation (cooling) applications. System optimization depends on the balance of electrical to thermal energy needed and the economic standing of a proposed design to determine project viability.
The most critical aspect of a successful CHP project is ensuring an appropriate match, both technically and economically, to the specified facility or site. Based on the coincident demand of power and thermal energy at a facility, power can include both electricity and shaft power, which can be used for mechanical purposes. Thermal demand can include steam, hot water, chilled water, process heat, refrigeration, and dehumidification. Additionally, a CHP system can be designed to convert waste heat into various forms of thermal energy to meet different facility needs, including heating hot water in the winter and chilling water in the summer. All of these options and solutions must be carefully evaluated to develop a CHP solution that matches the facilities application needs and that can work within governing utility policies.
AESI works with each customer interested in CHP solutions to deliver successful and reliable biomass-derived CHP solutions. Contact us today to learn how you can start saving now.