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Combined Heat and Power

Capturing heat that would normally be wasted, CHP systems dramatically boost your efficiency, reduce your emissions, and provide resiliency and independence from the electric grid.

From universities to hospitals to hotels, Combined Heat and Power systems give you flexibility and reliability. CHP systems consume about half of the fuel that a central power station uses, while still providing the same amount of energy. Plus, conventional methods of producing heat and power separately are only about 45% efficient, and waste heat produced at power plants is just that — wasted heat.

Instead, by producing electricity on site and recycling waste heat, CHP systems are up to twice as efficient as conventional heat and power generation. 

Talk to a Peoples expert and see for yourself how CHP can make a world of difference for your building, bottom line, and the environment.

Let's Talk Facts

Combined Heat and Power can significantly reduce your carbon footprint and make you less reliant on the grid.

  • The amount of greenhouse gas emissions you produce depends on the amount of fuel you burn. You can cut your CO2 production in half using CHP.

  • CHP systems put an end to fly ash and virtually eliminate water consumption. 

  • A sudden storm, a power outage on a hot summer day—if you're relying on the grid, you're only as strong as your back-up generators. But a CHP system gives you a whole extra layer of resiliency. When the grid is down, your business won't miss a beat.

  • The natural gas pipes used for CHP systems are underground and are virtually unaffected by weather conditions, unlike electric power lines.

Let's Talk Benefits

With a knowledgeable team and dependable delivery options, we're committed to making the transition to CHP as seamless as possible.

  • By working with Peoples, we can provide access to over 15 different marketers' natural gas operating pools behind our city gate.

  • Our service territory extends throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We have the flexibility to pull from over 8,000 producer direct interconnects within our pipeline system and over 1 bcfd of interconnect capacity.

  • With multiple configurations and technologies available, a CHP system can be easily tailored to fit your budget and needs. 

  • CHP systems are flexible and can be the sole source of heat and power for a business, or can be integrated with existing systems and equipment.

Let's Talk Savings

Peoples offers unique solutions for customers using Combined Heat and Power systems.

  • We consult with experts to work with you and create the best solution for your business and your budget.

  • CHP systems provide unrivaled efficiency by generating electricity, hot water, and even cold water at your location, avoiding transmission line loss from a power plant.

  • Our low-cost, abundant gas supply is produced right here in Pennsylvania, and that price isn't predicted to fluctuate any time in the foreseeable future. This gas is tied directly into our pipeline system, avoiding the costs associated with interstate pipelines.

  • CHP systems can operate at up to 80% efficiency, whereas convention heat and power systems have a combined efficiency of 45%.

Types of CHP Systems

There are a couple of different configurations of typical CHP systems:

  • Reciprocal CHP: reciprocal gas engine, driving electric motors

  • Turbine CHP: gas turbine engine, driving electric motors

  • Trigen CHP: gas engine, driving electric motors with absorption chillers

Our experts will work with you to learn about your energy challenges and needs. Then we'll cater a CHP solution that will help you meet your goals. Talk to a Peoples expert to see how CHP can give your business a strong advantage. 



Start the conversation about Combined Heat and Power as a possible solution to your energy needs. Chat with Sean Coughlan, Manager of Large Volume Sales, by submitting the form below or giving him a call at 412-258-4548.