Places of application
Swimming pools, spas and aqua parks are ideal places to deploy CHP units. These facilities require simultaneous electric power for operation, lighting and other equipment, as well as heat for pool heating and hot water for showers and whirlpools. CHP units allow this dual energy requirement to be used efficiently, reducing costs and increasing energy efficiency. The ability of cogeneration to adapt to the changing needs of pools and spas makes operation reliable and cost-effective. CHP units also reduce the environmental impact of these facilities by minimizing emissions and promoting sustainability.
Hotels and office buildings are good places to deploy cogeneration. These facilities require simultaneous electric power and heat for hot water, heating, cooling and operation. CHP units bring economic and environmental benefits because they generate this energy at the same time and locally, increasing the energy efficiency and reducing the overall energy costs. In addition, they can respond to peak loads on the grid improving by doing so the reliability of the electric power supply. Cogeneration also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which is important for sustainability and the environmental footprint of operations, especially in urban developments.
Waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) are a good place to apply cogeneration. In WWTPs, organic waste accumulates during the water treatment process and produces a biogas containing methane. CHP units can efficiently burn this biogas to generate the power and heat. This allows the waste water treatment plants to use the energy produced for their own needs. This increases the energy efficiency of the operation, reduces the greenhouse gas emissions and the waste organic material is treated efficiently. CHP units in the waste water treatment plants contribute to the sustainability of the energy system and improve the environmental impact of the operation.
District heating plants are suitable facilities for the application of cogeneration. CHP units in the district heating plants can generate power to the grid in a highly efficient manner while supplying heat to the surrounding households or industrial facilities. Generation in the consumption site reduces energy losses and operating costs. In addition, by being able to respond quickly to the changes in the power and heat demand, cogeneration contributes to the energy stability and sustainability of urban infrastructures. CHP units in the district heating plants also reduce CO2 emissions which has a positive impact on the environment.
The biogas plant is an ideal facility for the application of cogeneration. The plant processes organic waste or plant residues and produces a biogas containing methane therefrom. The CHP unit can efficiently burn this biogas and produce the power and heat at the same time. This increases the energy efficiency of the operation. The process itself reduces greenhouse gas emissions and strengthens the sustainability of the energy system. The biogas plant in conjunction with cogeneration promotes the clean energy while recycling organic waste, which has a positive impact on the environment. In addition, the residual material serves as fertilizer.