REDUCED OPERATING COSTS VIA HIGH EFFICIENCY COMBINED HEAT & POWER (CHP)
Many industrial facilities such as manufacturing plants, refineries, and regional district heating plants; or commercial facilities such as resorts, shopping malls, high-rise office buildings, universities, data centers, and hospitals, can reduce operating costs by implementing a Cat® CHP system (also known as cogeneration) using clean pipeline natural gas as a fuel source. Cat gas generator sets can simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for a facility's thermal requirements. Whereas separate grid electricity and natural gas boilers often provide less than 50 percent efficiency, Cat CHP projects offer additional benefits.
What are the benefits of Cogeneration?
- Energy efficiency up to 90 percent
- Reduced energy costs versus separate heat and electrical generation systems
- Reduced emissions versus separate heat and electrical generation systems
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification via energy efficiency credits