Lower Operating Costs and Lower Emissions with Cogeneration.
Cat® gas generator sets can simultaneously provide electricity for electrical loads and heat energy for a facility's thermal requirements. Any Cat natural gas-fuelled engine can be configured specifically for applications involving heat recovery.
Where grid electricity and natural gas boilers often provide less than 50 percent efficiency, Cat® Combined Heat and Power (CHP) projects offer additional benefits:
- Energy efficiency up to 90 percent
- Cheaper relative to separate heat and electrical generation systems
- Lower emissions than separate heat and electrical generation systems
- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification available via energy efficiency credits