Dalkia subsidiary, Cogenco, has installed a modular gas-fired CHP (combined heat and power) at the Stetchford Cascades leisure centre in Birmingham, England.
Dalkia installed a 140kWe CHP unit, which will maximise Stetchford Cascades’ energy efficiency, and the centre expects its energy bills to drop by as much as 25-30 per cent while around 300 metric tonnes of carbon per year could be saved.
CHP uses heat created during electricity generation that would normally be wasted through its release into the natural environment through cooling towers, flue gas, or by other means. Instead, CHP captures most of the by-product heat for heating purposes and/or hot water. Also, as the energy is transported on a local network it reduces the amount of energy losses, which can occur during grid transmission over long distances.
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