Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Simple Payback Analysis Tool 

This tool provides a simple payback calculation for various CHP technologies based off the size and energy rates. The calculations use average pricing, efficiencies, & maintenance costs provided in the CHP Technology Catalogs available from the Combined Heat and Power partnership of the EPA. The results produced by use of this tool are intended solely as a preliminary evaluation of a potential CHP installation. For a more detailed and exact evaluation you should seek the assistance of a qualified engineering firm with input from the appropriate manufacturers of power generation equipment.

Simple Payback Analysis Tool

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 CHP TechnologyReciprocating Engine Micro TurbineGas TurbineFuel Cell
   Typical Size Range   65 kW - 15 MW30 kW - 2000 kW1 MW - 50 MW200 - 2000 kW
   Average Installed cost ($/kW)    $ 1,433 - $ 2,900 $ 2,500 - $4,300 $ 1,250 - $ 3,300   $ 4,600 - $ 10,000
   Total Average CHP System Efficiency   78.4%66.8%69%82%
   O&M Cost ($/kWH)    $ 0.0177 $ 0.013 $ 0.0111 $ 0.040
 Notes:  Less than a 65KW Engine is considered Micro-CHPCan package multiple Micro turbines to reach 2 MWSize starts at 1000KWMCFC & PAFC
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