A Profitable Partnership.

    These mutually compatible technologies come together to be more efficient, cost-effective, profitable, and useful than they are on their own. 

    • A CHP system linked with a microgrid allows the customer to utilize electrical energy and the thermal energy (hot water, steam, or chilled water) produced by the microgrid's power generation system.
    • Increases overall efficiency, especially in the consumption of fuel feeding the microgrid's power generator.
    • Reduces net operating costs. CHP often forms the most economical anchor for a microgrid system.
    • Energy provided by the CHP can help with load balancing or add to energy storage.


    Microgrids provide resiliency, flexibility, cost savings and efficiency - ideal qualities for criticial infrastructure such as hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, and other public facilities that communities depend on when the main grid goes down.  

    Microgrid Priorities:

    • Economic dispatch
    • Electric/Thermal Energy Resilience
    • Island Mode
    • Extended Emergency Operations

    Microgrid Components:

    • Solar
    • Wind
    • Battery
    • CHP
    • Grid
    • MG Controller



    CASE STUDY  - Gaithersburg, Maryland

    • 2,000kW - Carport PV arrays: Produce 3,400MWh/year (net-metering)
    • 800kW CCHP system: Produce 6,650MWh/year
    • 180 tons absorption chiller: 483MWh/year reduction in electrical for electrical chillers
    • Avoided NG consumption in boilers: 6,500 MMBTU/year

    Reduction in emissions is equal to the annual GHG emission of 672 vehicles or the generation of electricity for 123 homes

    Other benefits in the Project also include:

    • Replacement or improvement to of aging substation and electrical distribution equipment
    • Medium voltage service gear, transformers
    • Low voltage service distribution gear
    • Improved resiliency of facility to run off grid when necessary with the NG CCHP

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