Introduction to CHP
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) has captured the interest of policymakers at the federal and state/provincial level, potential users and developers, and is entering into the business strategies of many utilities, unregulated
To facilitate this effort, the ESC has formed the CHP Consortium, supported by twenty-six utility members and several manufacturers, to create print and electronic marketing and sales collateral designed to help educate the potential end user on the benefits of CHP.
1.1 Objectives of Application Guide
The guide presents an overview of CHP technologies, applications, and project assessment approaches.
This guide covers the following topics:
- CHP Basics
- CHP Market
- CHP Technologies
- Integration of CHP into Industrial Processes
- CHP Assessment, Design, and Installation Issues
- Economic Evaluation of CHP Projects
1.2 Use of Application Guide
The guide can be broken down into four basic components: CHP markets, CHP technology, CHP project assessment and development, and CHP implementation. Chapters 2 and 3 provide background information and insights into the current state of the CHP market. Chapters 4 look at the technical aspects of generation equipment and Chapter 5 integrates CHP into industrial processes. Chapters 6 and 7 provide the process for assessing and implementing a CHP project.