Combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration systems simultaneously produce electricity and hot water (or steam) for heating purposes. Traditional large-scale power stations typically lose two thirds of the consumed energy to waste heat and transmission losses. In contrast, decentralized combined heat and power energy systems increase energy efficiency through the use of waste heat and elimination of transmission losses. The efficiency of CHP can reach in excess of 85% compared to less than 30% for centralized thermal power generating plants. CHP systems can significantly reduce building utility costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Clark Engineering is a leader in the design, supply and installation of CHP systems that reduce total building energy costs by 30% to 50% while providing reliable on-site power and heat with a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.