The Power of Cogeneration
On-Site Heat and Power
Combined heat and power (CHP) not only generates electricity — it also uses waste heat to provide heating and cooling. Developed in the late 1800s, cogeneration technology offers a high level of efficiency, lowering a facility’s emissions by 20-60%.
Cover Thermal Loads
Sites with high thermal loads or high-heat processes are particularly good candidates for CHP.
CHP helps ensure resiliency during outages by utilizing natural gas supplied through underground pipelines.
Cogeneration is 60-80% efficient, more than twice the efficiency of a utility power plant.
Phase Out Boilers
Installing a CHP-based microgrid gives facilities a chance to replace inefficient equipment and potentially phase out existing boiler usage.
A cogeneration microgrid that uses natural gas today can start integrating biogas or hydrogen with minimal adjustments.
Why Unison Energy
Our cogeneration-based microgrids offer our clients 20-60% carbon reductions by producing both electricity and thermal energy.
A cogeneration system can cut utility bills 5-20% starting in year one.
Our CHP microgrids can operate in island mode for days to power through outages, including during extreme weather events.
Energy as a Service
We assume the high upfront costs of a CHP system, handle ongoing operations, and can retrofit our systems to use alternative fuels as they become available.
Microgrid Heat Recovery Options
Cogeneration or Backup Generation – Which Is Right for Your Facility?
How Cogeneration Enhances Your Sustainability Program
From hybrid microgrids to plant upgrades, we provide our clients with a path to carbon neutral.
Microgrids: Baseload, Solar, Battery
Unison Energy’s on-site generation provides reliable power, reduces emissions, and lowers energy bills.
Power for EV Fleet Charging
We can size our systems to offer the on-demand reliability needed for charging electric trucks and delivery vans.
Transition to Hydrogen & RNG
Our systems can incorporate renewable fuels like hydrogen and biogas for additional emission cuts.