IEM Power Systems supply CHP solutions for the following applications:
- Waste Water Treatment Plants
- Industrial Facilities
- Commercial Office Buildings
- Food and Beverage Facilities
- Data Centers
- Hotels / Resorts
- Pulp and Paper Mills
- Colleges and Universities
Economic benefits from installing an IEM Power Systems Genplant Energy Solution depend on:
- Current electric rates and structures
- Accessibility to natural gas distribution
- Natural gas cost
- Electric and thermal demand mix and profile, by day, week, season
- Government incentives
Areas of the country that have high "spark spreads" (the difference between grid electric pricing and gas fired DE electric cost), installed natural gas distribution and strong government incentives such as the northeast US and California currently offer the greatest potential for CHP. CHP solutions offer opportunities for relatively high ROI (20% +) and rapid payback (2 - 4 years), as well as increased sustainability and energy independence.
Other areas of the country, such as the mid-Atlantic and upper mid-west are not yet providing such aggressive incentives. These areas still offer excellent potential returns in excess of normally be expectations of long term (5 to 10 year) capital infrastructure investment, as well as attractive payback periods.
Efficiency in distributed CHP is created by utilizing thermal loads at the customer site in addition to the electric generation by capturing and using the released heat, which can raise efficiencies to 80% to 90%. The economic benefits from thermal load efficiencies may come from either reduced electric demand (where electricity is used to power heating or cooling) or from reduced or replaced consumption of natural gas, either of which create cost savings in addition to those realized in electric replacement.
Cost savings are generated by replacing grid sourced electric with natural gas, biogas or propane fuel costs, as well as, replacing the use of higher cost liquid fuels (diesel and HFO) for thermal generation by utilizing the thermal output of the CHP plant engine-generator(s).
Whatever application your facility requires IEM Power Systems can work with you to develop an optimized solution to maximize the benefits of your investment in on-site power.