Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

What is it?

Combined heat and power plants are a highly efficient process that captures and utilises the heat that is a by-product of the electricity generation process.

By generating heat and power simultaneously, carbon emissions can be reduced by up to 30% compared to the separate methods of boiler and power station.

Use Your Valuable Heat

Co-generation plants recover the “waste heat” that is otherwise discarded from conventional power generation to produce thermal energy. The heat generated during this process is supplied to an appropriately matched heat demand that would otherwise be met by a conventional boiler.

CHP systems are highly efficient, making use of the heat which would otherwise be wasted when generating electrical or mechanical power. This allows heat requirements to be met that would otherwise require additional fuel to be burnt.

Wide-ranging Fields Of Application

2G Power plants have demonstrated their strengths in many places including but not limited to:

  • Office and administration buildings
  • Chemical and petrochemical industry
  • Landfill Sites
  • Shopping centers
  • Horticultural businesses
  • Hotels
  • Industry and commerce
  • Sewage treatment plants
  • Bio-gas plants

Clean Solution With Added Value

One of the first 2G plants in Estonia is producing heat and power from gas produced from rotting household waste. The gas known as landfill gas accumulates when organic household waste decomposes.

With using this gas within a 2G CHP, Uikala prügila AS of Kukruse, Estonia, is making an important contribution towards protecting the climate.


What is CHP?

Combined heat and power is a highly efficient process that captures and utilises the heat that is a by-product of the electricity generation process. By producing the heat and power together, CHP reduces carbon emissions by up to 30% in contrast to the separate means of traditional generation of a boiler and power station.

How do I know if CHP is right for my business?

The first step is for us to review your current power and heat consumption. We will then complete several remote exercises including reviewing your locations and connection points. One of the Future Power Generation consultants will then meet with you to conduct a site survey. We not only look at your current business and its requirements, we will look at your long-term strategy to ensure that any proposals are sustainable and future proof.

Which CHP engines do you use?

Future Power Generation install plant and ancillary equipment from one of the leading international manufacturers of CHP for the decentralised generation and supply of electricity and heat.

Their product range includes plants with an electrical output between 20 kW and 2,000 kW for operation with natural gas, biogas and other lean gases and biomethane. To date, they have successfully installed several thousand CHP plants in 45 countries.

In the output range between 50 kW and 550 kW especially, they have their own combustion engine concepts with low fuel consumption, high availability and optimised maintenance requirements.

How are the CHP plants installed?

CHP power plants can be installed in different ways depending on the site conditions and the noise protection requirements. They can therefore be integrated in existing buildings, heating systems or installed separately in a container or a concrete sound hood. With the noise protection package, the noise emission does not exceed 35 dB (A) at 10 metres.

How is the CHP plant monitored?

The manufacturer has expanded their servicing by remote access to the plant controller with an innovative component. This relies on the concept of automatic remote diagnosis for all the plant parameters and its operational metrics.

If a technical irregularity occurs in the power plant, it is automatically reported in real time to the manufacturer’s service centre. This happens autonomously and without the operator having to do anything.

Utilising the plant’s analytics and predetermined parameters, the system also creates a proposed solution. The service centre will immediately take the appropriate measures for the plant to continue operating.

Does the CHP plant include a maintenance package?

All plants provided by Future Power Generation include a premium service contract which is operated by the manufacturer to ensure that it is fully protected. No additional costs are incurred by the operator for maintenance and repair work (including all spare and consumable parts) enabling the operator to retain full cost control.