Category: Combined Heat & Power
Energy is expensive. So why do we waste so much of it? Nearly two-thirds of the energy produced when we generate electricity by conventional means is lost through inefficiencies. CHP, or Combined Heat and Power, offers a solution whereby energy production efficiencies are as high as 95%.
To reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere and to reduce energy costs, producing energy by means of CHP is a win-win solution.
As you may have noticed Shenton Group has taken a step back from the big exhibition shows this year. Data Centre World was one that we would often appear at as well as AdBio. But after running some of our own successful events such as the Future M&E event we decided to take a break from the big outfits and put on some of our own exhibitions and attend some more intimate events.
The 23rd of May 2019 marked the first “Microbes to MW” event. This was an invitation-only event created exclusively for Shenton Group biogas clients to celebrate their successes, to share technical knowledge, and to hand out some awards!
Imagine the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing your Standby Generators and CHP systems are being continuously monitored by expert engineers 24 hours-per-day. Read more »
A great deal of attention has fallen upon the NHS lately, with the government pledging more funds as the institution turns 70. As is the case with most septuagenarians, and like most medical organisations, the NHS is under pressure to reduce its energy costs (1). Read more »
Whilst we’ve enjoyed one of our warmest summers since records began, the UK has undoubtedly experienced one of its busiest years for domestic tourism, with leisure sectors reporting higher than expected numbers. Read more »
Coming from the coal industry itself, Mining Journal writes how the Powering Past Coal Alliance, an organisation comprising nearly 50 global members, has agreed on a moratorium on any new traditional coal power stations Read more »
With Christmas and New Year approaching, it’s not too early to start planning which industry events to attend next year. shentongroup certainly has and we can confirm that we’ll be exhibiting at Pub16, Data Centre World 2016 and UK Ad & Biogas 2016, so read on and get the following dates in your diaries! Read more »
The arrival of Chinese premier, Xi Jinpin, on a very high profile state visit dominates the news this week. The visit coincides with China investing some £2bn in UK’s combined heat and power industry. Read more »
We’ve discussed potential blackouts this winter a number of times, but recent National Grid data paints a rather bleak picture of the 2015-16 provisional forecast. Read more »
As the world’s developing and developed nations strive to lower their green house emissions, a recent report on the global Combined Heat and Power installation sector supports other reports many countries are striving to make significant changes across both their industrial and consumer markets by the increased adoption of CHP cogeneration systems. Read more »
Throughout the UK, Combined Heat and Power plants are replacing traditional coal power stations and the current rate of new commissions has never been greater. Read more »
A recent Telegraph article painted a rather bleak picture of the future that, following a number of coal power station closures, sees Britain’s entire electricity network becoming overloaded. Read more »
With only one day gone shentongroup has already had incredible success at UK Ad & Biogas 2015 at the NEC.
With Sustainability Live 2015, NEC Birmingham into it’s 2nd of 3 days, now is a good time to meet our shentongroup CHP Technical experts on stand L64.
The relationship between thermal and electrical demand is key to the correct design and specification of a CHP system. Read more »
A CHP system is, in effect, a power supply embedded within your building and connected to the national grid. There are several things that must be considered before a CHP system can be commissioned, in other words become operational and run in parallel with the mains. Read more »
There is always a tendency for CHP to be oversized, especially when the selection is based on thermal output. This leads to reductions in annual running time, and considerable loss of financial saving for the client. In extreme cases it can lead to physical damage due to excessive shutdowns and failures. Read more »
When there is such a range of energy-saving and carbon reduction technologies available, it may often be difficult to decide amongst them. It is true to say that each individual technology should be considered on its own merits, and the services of a specialist consultant may be required in order to manage the performance and financial assessments that are part of this process. Read more »
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity from a single fuel source, usually at the point of use.
With a CHP system a fuel (usually natural gas) is used to drive a reciprocating engine, delivering electricity from the alternator. At the same time the heat produced by the engine working, is captured from various sources (for example from the exhaust system and engine cooling circuits) to produce hot water. On some models heat is also recovered from the alternator and engine oil, further increasing efficiency.
Typically a CHP will produce up to twice the amount of heat energy as the electricity it generates. Read more »