Onsite Energy Articles

  • Shands Hospital - 4.3 MW CHP & District Heating/Cooling System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida MARKET SECTOR: Hospital/University FUEL: Natural Gas MAX CAPACITY: 4.3 MW IN OPERATION SINCE: 2009 USE OF THERMAL ENERGY: Heating & cooling EQUIPMENT: 4.3 MW Combustion Turbine, 14,500 lb/hr Heat Recovery Steam Generator, 3 Centrifugal Chillers, Combustion Turbine Inlet Cooling, 30,000 ...

  • SC Johnson Waxdale Plant - 6.4 MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Racine, Wisconsin MARKET SECTOR: Manufacturing FACILITY SIZE: 2.2 Million Square Feet EQUIPMENT: (1) 3.2 Megawatt Landfill Gas Turbine (1) 3.2 Megawatt Natural Gas Turbine FUEL: Landfill Gas and Natural Gas DISTANCE FROM RENEWABLE FUEL SOURCE: 2/3 of a Mile CHP GENERATING CAPACITY: 6.4 Megawatts HEAT RECOVERY RATE: ...

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb - 4.7 MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Wallingford, Connecticut FACILITY PEAK LOAD: 4.7 megawatts (MW) EQUIPMENT: 4.7 MW Solar gas turbine ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT: Backup boilers, four electric chillers, three diesel generators, for emergency power and demand response. FUEL: Natural gas CHP TOTAL EFFICIENCY: 72 % HEAT RECOVERY APPLICATONS: Process Heating & Cooling, ...

  • Tesoro Petroleum - 22-MW CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah MARKET SECTOR: Refineries TOTAL PROJECT COST: $25,000,000 ENERGY BILL IMPACTS: $200,000 in savings plus $300,000 in sales to utility PAYBACK: 4.2 years EQUIPMENT: 2 Solar Titan Turbines and 2 Rentech ...

  • Evonik Industries - 5 MW Natural Gas CHP System - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Garyville, LA MARKET SECTOR: Chemical FUEL: Natural Gas GENERATING CAPACITY: 5 MW THERMAL OUTPUT: 80,000 lbs/hr Steam ...

  • Adkins Energy LLC - 5.0 MW CHP Application - Case Study

    Quick Facts LOCATION: Lena, Illinois MARKET SECTOR: Ethanol Plant PRIME MOVER: (1) Solar Gas Turbine FUEL: Natural Gas GENERATING CAPACITY: 5.0 MW ...

  • Vortex Bladeless biography & current stage

    The idea behind the technology // Vortex Bladelessis a tech startup. We are developing anenvironmentally friendlywind generator which needsno blades nor rotation. It is a new technology designed for modular on-site energy generation and low-consumption systems off-grid, specially thought to work along with other Vortex units or regular solar panels. Our vortex wind turbine is ...


    By Vortex Bladeless SL

  • Solar Basics: Roof-Mounted Vs. Ground-Mounted

    When a business goes solar, one major decision is the type of system that is best for the site: roof-mounted or ground-mounted? In this blog, we will break down some of the major distinctions and discuss when one type would be better suited for certain sites. What Is a Roof-Mounted System? In a rooftop solar system, photovoltaic panels are mounted on the roof of a building, as the ...


    By EnterSolar

  • California Must Take Back Its Power - Literally

    We Californians are watching our state burn. Our houses are literally on fire, and yet we should not be surprised. Our current “new normal” is an utterly predictable consequence of global warming. While the climate crisis fueling our wildfires is the direct result of the fossil fuel industry’s profit-driven corporate greed, another culprit, one that has for years ...

  • Titans Of Industry: These Technologies Stand Head And Shoulders Above The Rest

    It’s an ever-shrinking world. Thanks to mobile technology, entire libraries’ worth of information fit snugly in our hands. We can shop, bank and work an eight-hour shift without leaving our homes. We attend lectures and hold meetings remotely, and visit with loved ones in distant countries. Never has life for much of the population been more convenient, or more physically confined. If ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Our workplaces can be ‘power plants of the future'

    Environmental and social responsibility has leapt up the corporate agenda among UK businesses, as they increasingly look for leadership in energy to ensure their long-term viability, according to new research. Energy savvy businesses are more likely to be successful – six in ten (61%) best performing businesses demonstrate advanced energy leadership Only one in eight modern businesses ...


    By Centrica Business Solutions

  • Energy revolution: This is how intelligent technology supports upheaval

    It is no longer a secret that fossil fuels such as hard coal and lignite are harmful to the environment. Germany would like to become greener and continue to rely on renewable energies as a result of the energy revolution. Intelligent technology in particular should support people in this and make power generation more eco-friendly. The problem of climate change Phasing ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Royal Darwin Hospital Contract Report Case Study

    As part of a larger infrastructure upgrade project at Royal Darwin Hospital, CCM Energy Solutions were elected by the primary contractor (O'Donnell Griffin) to supply two new Limpsfield high-efficiency burners for the two main John Thompson boilers which provide steam to the hospital. In addition, new Autoflame Mk7 combustion control systems were incorporated into the design, along with in-situ ...


    By Limpsfield

  • Autumn Budget 2018:  What key energy policy changes will affect business?

    Despite the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shock warning about the urgent need to  limit global warming, green energy policy was somewhat lacking in the Autumn 2018 budget. The only environmental headline grabbers were the introduction of a new 'plastic tax' and a £60m ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Broad Gate DSR - E2 Services - Case Study

    Traditionally DSR has been out of reach for all but the largest users, unfairly penalising others. E2 & Northwood’s approach shows that this injustice can be corrected. All involved are benefitting from improved energy performance, whilst playing a part in helping to reduce grid demand and ultimately aiding UK energy supply security ...


    By Energy Live News Ltd.

  • European Tyre Enterprise Ltd (ETEL) / Kwik Fit - Utilidex - Case Study

    Reducing energy costs doesn’t have to be complex, it’s the simplest changes that often create the biggest savings. The Utilidex Energy.Hub simplifies even the most complex data, enabling employees across the business to see real time energy usage by individual location. ...


    By Energy Live News Ltd.

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate load ...


    By Centrica Business Solutions

  • CHP Sizing: why Goldilocks style guesswork isn`t enough

    In storyworld, Goldilocks would stroll into the plant room and state "this CHP's too big", "this CHP's too small", "ahh ... this CHP is just right" – happy ever after. The end. But in the real word, the tricky issue of CHP sizing isn't quite so straightforward. This can be a tough lesson for some ...


    By Centrica Business Solutions

  • Ensuring quality and consistency in biogas across multiple AD plants - Case Study

    Overview Qila Energy is a British engineering company who build Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the British Isles.  Their revolutionary two-stage process drastically reduces the time required to produce high quality biogas from varied feedstocks.  Qila Energy is an industry leader of the UK’s farm-based AD industry producing high quality biogas that can be ...

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