The economic and environmental benefits of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) are well known. What is less understood is the extent to which CHP can, in many cases, take the place of conventional standby gensets. In these instances, it is only the incremental additive cost for CHP that must be justified--and given the reliability and efficiency of CHP, that payback can be very rapid.
If you are involved in a project that incorporates new standby gensets, CHP can be an excellent alternative. It's "Standby Power with Benefits."
Here are the Primary Advantages of CHP:
George Voss is a Partner with TransEnergy LLC and Founder/President of Sustainability Business Management. George, a sustainability, distributed energy, & environmental expert, an innovative leader and entrepreneur, offering his expertise to help manufacturers, reps and distributors better understand customer benefits associated with their products/services and realize growth objectives.