Ability to Use Thermal Output
Cogeneration captures and makes available thermal energy that is the byproduct of onsite power generation. The more you can displace other thermal energy production, the more you will save. Let cogeneration reduce the amount your boilers run.
Natural gas prices continue to drop while electricity prices continue to rise. This creates the perfect opportunity to save by generating power on-site. The wider the gap between the energy equivalents of natural gas and electricity (“spark spread”) the more you can save. Even as fuel rates continue to rise, your savings will continue since you are making use of thermal energy produced that you would otherwise generate on a less efficient basis.
Hours of Operation
The equipment must run in order to save you money. The more your facility can use the electrical and thermal production of the cogeneration plant the more you will save.
Efficiency of Existing Equipment
Instead of replacing an old and inefficient boiler, IntelliGen can help you install a highly efficient cogeneration unit that will make your existing boiler a backup. The less efficient your systems are the more you will save.
Complexity of Installation
Certain facilities are not easily conducive to installing a cogeneration system due to their physical layout. IntelliGen can evaluate your facility to determine the most cost effective approach to installing a cogeneration system. Our cogeneration systems can also be installed in container units on the exterior of you building, or as roof top mounted units, freeing valuable space inside your facility. IntelliGen provides standardized utility interface packages which can simplify the process of obtaining approval for interconnecting with your electrical utility. IntelliGen has extensive experience interfacing with many utilities in a variety of configurations.