Cogeneration or combined heat and power technology (CHP) plays an important role in providing efficient localised power and supporting carbon emissions reduction. Gas engine CHP plants can use renewable gas such as biogas, biomethane or hydrogen or low carbon gases such as natural gas at high efficiency and close to the site of use. Generating electricity and heat locally means lower losses and better use of the fuel, translating to lower carbon emissions. Embedded power plants also enable cost-effective energy resilience in countries that are prone to natural disasters or have unreliable power distribution networks. CHP can work alongside other renewable energy technologies and energy storage systems as part of a sustainable hybrid energy solution.
Cogeneration systems remain an essential part of the journey to net-zero carbon emissions, find out from this video how Clarke Energy are helping business with their net-zero energy transitions.
Read about recent Clarke Energy cogeneration stories here:
- Supporting renewable natural gas (RNG) biogas pant resilience with 280kW combined heat and power system in Maine, USA
- Delivering a fully engineered microgrid with CHP unit, and battery energy storage system in Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
- Delivering an innovative carbon capture and conversion system at a cogeneration plant at Severn Trent Water, Derby, UK.
- Cogeneration system utilising biogas from cognac distillation to support plant operations in France.
- Supplying a hybrid energy project combining a 33MWth heat pump system with a 9MWe CHP plant at 217,000m2 glasshouse in UK.
- Trigeneration plant commissioned at vegetable oil manufacturer in Tunisia.