Category: Combined Heat & Power


Improve Your Energy Efficiency with Combined Heat & Power Systems

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.

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Exhibition Time – Power Supply Discussions

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.

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Microbes To MW Biogas Event

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!

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Hospitals Could Halve Energy Bills with CHP

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 »

Global Combined Heat and Power Market Analysis an Eye Opener

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 »

Challenges of CHP Sizing

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 »

CHP versus other renewable energy sources

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 »

What is CHP?

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 »