IntelliGen’s Cogeneration Efficiencies
A typical facility will purchase electricity from the utility and fuel (gas or oil) to power a boiler for hot water and heating. This process is inefficient and expensive when compared to producing electrical and thermal energy onsite with IntelliGen cogeneration equipment.
Power generated by a central power plant is generally between 25% and 35% efficient – as much as 75% of the energy is lost by the time it reaches the customer. This inefficiency flows through to the end-user as higher electricity rates.
An existing hot water heater (boiler) is typically from 50% to 80% efficient. The poor overall efficiency of separate electric and thermal energy production is bad news for the environment and for your bottom-line. IntelliGen’s cogeneration equipment solves this problem by producing electricity and thermal energy onsite in a highly efficient and cost-effective manner.
IntelliGen equipment provides electricity and hot water at a combined efficiency that approaches 90%