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 $0.10 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?