Edina supports World Cogeneration Day 2023

Sep 1, 2023

Edina is pleased to celebrate and proud to support World Cogeneration Day, 4th September 2023, by showcasing the many benefits of Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and its role within the energy transition.

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.

CHP solving the Energy Trilemma

The Energy Trilemma is a mechanism that balances energy reliability, affordability, and sustainability -  three often conflicting priorities for business.

On-site CHP can also provide energy resilience - ensuring your business has a reliable, contingency supply of power and energy available in the event of a power failure.

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.

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.

Lastly, CHP plants can also co-locate other renewable energy technologies and battery energy storage systems as part of a wider sustainable hybrid energy solution.

Supporting the Energy Transition

Dynex, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of high-power semiconductors and assemblies is benefiting from an Edina installed and maintained Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solution as part of its sustainability measures.

Holme Bioenergy food waste processing site is benefiting from a microgrid, hybrid configuration co-locating on-site generation from Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and battery energy storage assets to solve grid supply limitations and accelerate its energy transition towards net zero.

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