The SaveOnEnergy program was developed for energy conservation initiatives in Ontario. As part of the program, business are awarded monetary incentives for implementing projects that alleviate stress on over-taxed power grids. One such program is Behind the Meter Generation (BMG) using Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems employing natural gas generators.
What it is
CHP consists of a natural gas powered generator (or generators) that interconnect with a buildings power distribution network, producing up to 80% of required usable electricity at a substantial reduction in cost. The programs required efficiencies are realized by the re-utilization of waste heat energy that is transformed into usable energy, reducing fuel consumption from boilers and make-up air units.
Most recently, Local Distribution Companies (LDC) are encouraging the use of these CHP natural gas generators in promotion of the SaveOnEnergy incentive. The following is what Toronto Hydro is saying about this progressive solution to produce your own electricity.
How do I get started?
The first step to getting your own CHP system is to contact us in order to complete the Detailed Engineering Study (DES) for the prospective building.
- Visit your building to see if the building is a good candidate for a CHP system.
- Make preliminary sizing calculations in order to apply with your local LDC to complete a full DES.
- If approved, the cost of producing a DES is 100% paid for by the LDC, through the SaveOnEnergy program.
- The DES will give you all the answers you need on construction costs, implementation, expected savings on utilities, how much power can be generated, etc.
Once all the questions are satisfied, a decision can be made whether or not to move forward with the project. Contact us for more information on this exciting technology.