Over the year it off sets the energy currently provided from the grid by approximately 2,000,000 kWh (kilowatt hours) roughly equivalent to the amount of energy used in 160 homes per year.
By generating power locally, the heat created by converting gas to electricity can be purposely used for environmental heating, pool heating, dehumidification, and in some cases cooling. By installing this equipment, the Township is capable of fully using the Sportsplex in an emergency situation as a shelter for the residents of Centre Wellington.
Selecting a co-generation energy solution, rather than a traditional diesel generator, will provide our community with an emergency power backup system and energy-producing system for the daily operation of the Sportsplex. It is incredible that this green energy solution is expected to produce operational savings of $1 million over 10 years.” Kelly Linton, Mayor of the Township
Basic Information about the Installation:
CHP Unit Type: TEDOM Cento 285
Fuel: Natural Gas
Electrical Output: 285 kW
Heat Output: 1,440,000 BTU/hr
Total Efficiency (LHV): 91.4 %
Commissioning Date: August 2018
Place of Installation: Ontario, Canada