Web Based Remote Management of CHP Plants

A Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant can take many forms. In essence however, it consists of an electrical generator combined with equipment for recovering and using the waste heat produced by that generator. CHP schemes have a multiple of well-documented benefits. Apart from helping to generate substantive savings in fuel costs for the user, they have a vital role in helping to reduce carbon emissions. The economic and environmental viability of a CHP operation is dependent on numerous variables, such as the size of the installation, generator fuel prices, hot water & steam demand, generator efficiency, running costs of the generating plant, cost of plant depreciation, available governmental incentive schemes and the compliance requirements of any applicable energy efficiency (carbon reduction) schemes. Some of these cost & demand variables will change frequently, up to several times a day and in some cases almost every minute (such as electricity, steam and hot water demand). Calculating, collating and demonstrating accurately the financial benefits obtained can therefore be a complex task. Dynamic demand management and control to optimise the savings from a CHP plant can be even more challenging. Equally, CHP plant users need the ability to accurately record, calculate and verifiably demonstrate CO₂ savings achieved by each installation.

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