Is My Facility a Good Candidate for CHP?
Answering "yes" to any of the following questions indicates that the facility may be a good candidate for CHP:
- Do you pay more than $0.07 per kWh on average for electricity (including generation, transmission, and distribution)?
- Are you concerned about the impact of current or future energy costs on your business?
- Is your facility located in a deregulated electricity market?
- Are you concerned about the reliability of your facility's electricity supply? Would there be substantial business, safety, or health impacts if the electricity supply were interrupted?
- Does your facility operate for more than 5,000 hours per year?
- Do you have thermal loads throughout the year (such as steam, hot water, chilled water, or hot air)?
- Do you expect to replace, upgrade, or retrofit central plant equipment (such as generators, boilers, and chillers) within the next 3 to 5 years?
- Do you anticipate a facility expansion or new construction project within the next 3 to 5 years?
- Have you already implemented energy efficiency measures and still have high energy costs?
- Are you interested in reducing your facility's impact on the environment?
Visit Project Development Steps to learn more about the steps to CHP project development, from initial qualification to CHP system operation and maintenance.