Co-Generation & Tri-Generation
Co-Generation and Tri-Generation systems are advanced technologies that can significantly reduce energy costs and air emissions, by combining Co-Generation plants with absorption chillers.
Co-Generation systems deliver two forms of energy, thus the "co" prefix. A Co-Generation engine simultaneously produces electrical and thermal energy, also known as combined heat and power (CHP) from a single fuel source.
Tri-Generation or combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP), is a system that simultaneously produces electricity, gas preheating and cooling. These systems provide an optimal solution for generating air conditioning and/or refrigeration.
How it Works
Co-Generation and Tri-Generation engines run on natural or renewable gases and produce low carbon electricity production in both heating and cooling. The heat generated by the machine is captured to make hot water. The hot water is distributed to nearby buildings by a network of underground pipes. In Tri-Generation, a secondary piece of equipment, an absorption chiller, is positioned in each connected building and it converts the hot water into chilled water for use in air-conditioning. Sites with large heating or cooling loads should consider Co-Generation and Tri-Generation, including:
- Education Facilities
- Healthcare Facilities
- Industrial/Manufacturing Facilities
- Multi-Dwelling Residential
- Municipal Facilities
Benefits & Features
- Existing power source remains as backup
- Eliminates transportation and line loss that accounts for more than 50% of energy costs
- Reduce energy cost, decrease carbon footprint (emissions) and improve security