Energy

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) / Cogeneration

CHP

Combined Heat and Power is an efficient energy solution that simultaneously generates power and thermal energy (heating and cooling).

SUSTAINABLE AND EFFICIENT ENERGY SOLUTION

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Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is a sustainable and efficient energy solution that recycles waste heat and converts it into useful thermal energy. The simultaneous production of power and thermal energy consumes less fuel than if produced separately and can exceed 80 percent efficiency.

Not only does Veolia support our clients’ efforts, but we apply CHP best practices to our own operations ensuring the efficient use of resources. About 70 percent of our U.S. power generation capacity is combined heat and power.

With over 560 MW of CHP under our management in North America, Veolia expertly navigates the CHP landscape to meet energy requirements and to deliver on financial, reliability and sustainability goals.

Did you know that our CHP projects have helped us avoid a cumultative 61 million tons of CO2 emissions? Click here to learn more.

CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

From assessing available options and master planning to implementing an efficient solution, Veolia North America ensures the asset is operated and maintained in an optimal manner. Rely on our CHP expertise through every stage of the project lifecycle:
 
  • Designing
  • Building
  • Owning
  • Operations
  • Maintenance
  • Power Master Planning
  • Technology Commissioning
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Carbon Footprint Management


     

FEATURED PROJECTS

  • Grays Ferry Cogeneration Project, Philadelphia, PA
  • Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP), Boston, MA
  • Biotechnology Customer, Cambridge, MA










 

BENEFITS

  • Reduced energy costs: Burning less fuel generates cost savings.
  • Mission-critical reliability and power quality: CHP meets the mission-critical energy requirements of a wide variety of sectors, and the electric grid and emergency generators provide layers of redundancy.
  • Offset capital costs: CHP can be installed instead of boilers and chillers in new construction, and when equipment needs to be updated.
  • Protection of revenue streams: Utility power outages will not interrupt CHP operations, so critical processes continue uninterrupted.
  • Hedge against volatile energy prices: CHP users avoid buying from the market at peak price periods. CHP can also be configured to use locally sourced renewable fuels.
  • Environmental Benefits: Greenhouse gas emissions and criteria air pollutants are reduced when less fuel is combusted.
     
Many states also have renewable portfolio standards or emissions trading programs. CHP may qualify for tradable credits and allow the monetization of environmental benefits.
  • Custom Solutions

    CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

    From assessing available options and master planning to implementing an efficient solution, Veolia North America ensures the asset is operated and maintained in an optimal manner. Rely on our CHP expertise through every stage of the project lifecycle:
     
    • Designing
    • Building
    • Owning
    • Operations
    • Maintenance
    • Power Master Planning
    • Technology Commissioning
    • Sustainability Reporting
    • Carbon Footprint Management


       
  • Featured Projects

    FEATURED PROJECTS

    • Grays Ferry Cogeneration Project, Philadelphia, PA
    • Medical Area Total Energy Plant (MATEP), Boston, MA
    • Biotechnology Customer, Cambridge, MA










     
  • Benefits

    BENEFITS

    • Reduced energy costs: Burning less fuel generates cost savings.
    • Mission-critical reliability and power quality: CHP meets the mission-critical energy requirements of a wide variety of sectors, and the electric grid and emergency generators provide layers of redundancy.
    • Offset capital costs: CHP can be installed instead of boilers and chillers in new construction, and when equipment needs to be updated.
    • Protection of revenue streams: Utility power outages will not interrupt CHP operations, so critical processes continue uninterrupted.
    • Hedge against volatile energy prices: CHP users avoid buying from the market at peak price periods. CHP can also be configured to use locally sourced renewable fuels.
    • Environmental Benefits: Greenhouse gas emissions and criteria air pollutants are reduced when less fuel is combusted.
       
    Many states also have renewable portfolio standards or emissions trading programs. CHP may qualify for tradable credits and allow the monetization of environmental benefits.