How it works
With a combined heat and power (CHP) system from GE, electricity and thermal energy are efficiently produced onsite for local consumption. CHP eliminates the wasteful process of purchasing electricity while separately burning fuel in an onsite boiler to produce heat. The system is further enhanced by avoiding the electricity losses that occur in the transport, transmission and distribution processes from the point of power generation to your facility.
CHP produces electrical and total (electrical + thermal) efficiencies of up to 45 percent and 95 percent, respectively. Thermal energy is released in the combustion process and can be used for preheating or generating steam, as well as a variety of process heating or cooling systems. In addition, surplus electricity can be exported to the power grid, often resulting in additional income. The result is a system that can provide significant efficiency, profitability and environmental advantages over individually generating heat and power for your facility.
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