Edina celebrates World Cogeneration Day 2022

Sep 5, 2022

Edina is pleased to celebrate and proud to support World Cogeneration Day, 4th September 2022, by showcasing the many benefits of Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP).

What is World Cogeneration Day?

World Cogeneration Day is a global celebration of the positive benefits of Cogeneration (and those who operate and maintain them) held annually on 4th September. World Cogeneartion Day marks the world's first cogeneration unit at Pearl Street Station, New York City, 4th September, 1882.

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What is Cogeneration?

Cogeneration, also known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), is a well-established technology that simultaneously generates electricity and heat from a single fuel input at high efficiencies and close to the point of use, supporting carbon emission reduction.

Cogeneration can save up to 30% on primary energy costs when compared to the separate purchase of electricity from the electricity grid and gas for use in on-site boilers.

Cogeneration Benefits

If your organisation utilises power, heat, steam, cooling, and CO2 in your operations and processes, then CHP should be considered part of an energy strategy. It doesn’t fit every organisation, but where it does, CHP can deliver substantial benefits such as:

  1. Reduce or manage energy costs
  2. Improvement of carbon footprint
  3. Flexibility in operation helping to manage energy demand and supply
  4. Improvement in energy resilience
  5. Future proofing your site from uncontrollable external energy factors
  6. Cogeneration of heat and electricity from a single fuel input
The above are just some of the many benefits of CHP compared to traditional means of separately generating power and heat.

Renewable, Low-Carbon, and Hydrogen-Ready CHP

Gas engine CHP plants are fuelled using renewable gases such as biogas, biomethane, and low-carbon transitionary natural gas. Operational CHP plant can accept 25% hydrogen blends within the current gas network. With a 25% hydrogen fuel blend, a further 7% reduction in CO2 can be achieved.

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Hybrid Energy Solution

CHP plants can also collocate other renewable energy technologies and battery energy storage systems as part of a wider sustainable hybrid energy solution.

Soaring Energy Prices Highlight Need for Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

UK Industrial Gas and Power Purchase Costs

CHP is a far more energy efficient way of using a fuel source to provide both electrical power and usable heat and can protect your business from rising energy costs. Ensure your business in financially sustainable and protect it from rising energy costs by producing power on-site through CHP.

CHP plants in action

Edina delivers its third Cogeneration plant at leading education institute, the University of York as part of its net-zero measures to reduce carbon emissions, manage energy costs and maintain energy resilience.

GLW Feeds, one of the largest independent livestock and speciality feed manufacturers in the UK, is also utilising CHP technology to reduce their carbon footprint and controlling their energy costs.

More recently, Edina has won a contract to deliver its first hybrid energy solution comprising of both CHP and battery energy storage assets.

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If you are looking to take control of your energy needs and produce power close to the point of use, we would love to hear about your project requirements and help power your future. If you would like to discuss your project, please contact us.

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