Power: clean, dispatchable, and reliable.
Power: clean, dispatchable, and reliable.

Cogeneration, also known as combined heat and power (CHP), is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from natural gas. Flex Turbines® recover the heat normally lost in traditional grid electricity generation and use it for heating, cooling, dehumidification and other processes.

combined heat and power
Nearly two-thirds of the energy from typical electricity generation is wasted in the form of heat released into the atmosphere. As compared to the use of typical power plants and on-site boilers, cogeneration captures and uses heat that would otherwise be wasted and dramatically increases overall efficiency.

Commercial and industrial facilities seeking to meet their CO2 reduction and environmental goals can use the Flex Turbine for 24/7 CHP. Flex Turbines use an on-board hot water heat exchanger for an efficient onsite CHP solution, improving energy efficiency and giving energy intensive businesses an alternative to costly utility power.

Flex Turbines can use a wide variety of gaseous fuels to produce reliable electricity, and useful thermal energy. Effective chiller systems can also be paired with Flex Turbines to reduce facility cooling costs for a 24/7 Combined Cooling Heat and Power (CCHP) solution.

By reducing emissions of pollutants from the generation of electricity and the production of thermal energy, CHP from Flex Turbines contributes to cleaner air. This means better health for people, both within and beyond the surrounding community.

CHP from Flex Energy Solutions offers several advantages over conventional energy services (e.g., grid-supplied electricity and steam or hot water from an on-site boiler):

RESILIENCE. CHP can operate independently of the electric grid, providing electricity to facilities during grid outages. Flex Turbines feature dual mode and black start capabilities.

SUPERIOR EFFICIENCY. CHP can provide the same energy services using approximately one-third less fuel than would be required by a conventional generator and boiler. Over 70% efficiency for typical cogeneration applications at ISO conditions.

COST SAVINGS. Superior efficiency means lower energy costs. CHP is especially cost-effective for critical power facilities that operate continuously, have high electricity costs, and use both electricity and thermal energy.

LOWER EMISSIONS. By burning less fuel than used by conventional energy services, CHP systems produce fewer greenhouse gas and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions. Certified for pipeline natural gas use to the California Air Resources Board Distributed Generation Standard. (CARB)

chp energy