Powering Ohio Forward with CHP: Where does CHP fit into grid modernization?
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio ("PUCO") is in the midst of reviewing the latest technological and regulatory innovation in an effort to enhance the consumer electricity experience through its PowerForward initiative. The PUCO's stated goal is "to chart a clear path forward for future grid modernization projects, innovative regulations and forward-thinking policies."
So, how does CHP fit into this effort? Combined heat and power can not only provide onsite, baseload power and thermal energy for a facility, but the reliable, resilient design of CHP systems meshes well with grid modernization objectives. A recent ICF white paper dives into the benefits provided by incorporating CHP systems into grid modernization efforts.
Originally published December 12, 2017, ICF
ICF: Realize the Full Value of CHP through Grid Modernization
Are you missing the boat when it comes to combined heat and power (CHP)? For one U.S. facility, a 15 MW gas turbine CHP system has been a game changer. The system runs at the center of a sophisticated microgrid that integrates 4.5 MW of solar energy. It’s flexible enough to make real-time operational adjustments. It can adjust generation based on spikes or decreases in demand.
This is just one example of how CHP installations are paving the way for a new approach to grid modification. Today, many utilities are leveraging it to improve their grid services, balance renewable loads, and meet grid modernization objectives. What’s your plan?
Read ICF's latest whitepaper, Supporting Grid Modernization with Flexible CHP Systems, to learn more.