01 September 2011
this issue The economic case for CHP P.1 It’s all in the efficiency P.2 The latest in micro-turbines P.3 The future price of energy P.4
Turn around your business with CHP... WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Careful design and ongoing management can deliver efficiency savings of up to 50% on existing energy overheads.
Reduce the reliance on supply utilities and guard against rising energy costs.
Engines have been developed to run on less carbon intensive fuels which have environmental benefits as well as reducing energy costs.
CHP is flexible with models that can be wall hung in a utility room through to multi megawatt energy centers of the type chosen for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Annual cost savings:
St Matthews Estate, Leicester. (community heating scheme)
Royal Mail Sorting Office, Peterborough.
ITâ€™S ALL IN THE EFFICIENCY...
WHAT IS CHP? Cogeneration or CHP is a means for building owners and managers to more efficiently use available energy sources and thereby reduce the overall demand for energy.
WHICH BUILDINGS? Buildings that benefit the most shall have a reasonably constant demand for energy such as Schools with swimming pools, Hospitals, Hotels, Leisure complexes and heavy industry.
SOLVING THE PUZZLE The central task for the engineer
System Electrical Efficiency (%) From Energy Input
is to gain an understanding of the load profile and to closely match the building demands with the outputs of the CHP so that
maximum savings in energy are achieved.
Gas fired turbine Coal fired turbine
Each project is considered individually by a qualified engineer
Diesel internal combustion
and a report shall provide an illustration of the potential for
Petrol internal combustion
How system electrical efficiencies can vary by CHP type...
Gas turbine CHP just got smaller...
The future price of energy... FUEL
NATURAL GAS (pence/kWh)
Source data: Annex F fossil fuel & retail price forecasts issued by the DECC
. With energy costs representing an increasing proportion of property Registered address:
overheads the imperative for building owners and managers to reduce the
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TekTalk Issue 01 September 2011