A combined heat and power (CHP) unit is a cogeneration system that produces heat and electrical power from gas simultaneously. A CHP unit is used for supplying power to buildings and hot water for heating or cooling through high efficient heat and power generation. Employing a CHP unit can drastically improve energy efficiency; saving both money and carbon emissions.
As part of our CHP Feasibility service, 2EA Consulting will carry out a desktop survey to determine the applicability/suitability of the installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit at the site.
A CHP must be configured and sized to fit in with the site electrical and heating consumption. Physical constraints must also be considered, therefore, this study only investigates the theoretical aspect of such a project with site surveys required to develop concept designs and accurate costings. An estimate of pricing will be included that is a fair assumption against “typical” installations.
The works will include, but are not limited to:
- Determination of the annual site electrical, gas and heat consumption
- Determination of the site average monthly electrical demand
- Determination of the site average monthly heat demand
- Provide analysis to match the engine size to the widest energy band whilst observing the operating parameters of the machinery
- Suggest approach to maximise savings and Return on Investment
- Suggest suitable engine, to follow site consumption and maintain correct operational band
- Carry out financial analysis to determine annual energy cost savings by selected CHP unit
- Carry out Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) to determine the cumulative P&L Benefit, the effect on cash flow, break-even point and Net Present Value
- Carry out an environmental analysis to determine the potential reduction in CO2 emissions
- Calculation of CHPQA Quality Index