Combined Heat and Power/Cogeneration
Combined heat and power (CHP), or cogeneration, has been a primary source for the production of thermal energy and shaft power for over 100 years. In the early 1900s, CHP was the primary source of energy for most industry in the United States. The inherently high efficiency of CHP has resulted in a renewed interest in the technology. CHP systems can provide reliable energy at competitive costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
CHP has many applications for a wide variety of clients requiring electricity and some form of thermal energy. Central CHP facilities provide reliable distributed electric generation at competitive pricing to utility provided power.
Stanley Consultants has provided design services for central CHP systems ranging in size from systems of less than 1 MW to large institutional facilities producing over 50 MW of electricity and more than 350 MMBtu/hr of thermal energy. The designs have utilized a combination of gas turbines, reciprocating engines, and steam turbines. Each facility is custom designed to meet the specific requirements of the host institution.
CHP is applicable to universities and colleges, hospitals, research parks, industries, and any other facility where central heating and cooling plants have an application. They can be designed to provide reliable low cost electricity and thermal energy matched to the requirements of the institution. Our design teams can provide complete design services for all types of CHP installations beginning with initial feasibility studies through detailed design, and construction support services. We also have in-house staff that can provide air permitting services, cost estimating, project scheduling, and commissioning.