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