Cleaning Up the Dirty Grid with CHP

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jan 10

If you’re conscious of energy efficiency and conservation measures, you likely know that certain sources are much “cleaner” than others. For example, burning oil does a lot more harm to the environment than harnessing wind or nuclear energy. You may also assume that the electricity you get from the traditional grid is always generated the same way, which couldn’t be further from the truth. In this blog, we’ll explain the process of “peaking” and the ways you can use combined heat and power (CHP) to reduce your reliance on the dirty grid while you improve your bottom line.

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Topics: CHP, Blog, energy efficiency

Countering Power Plant Energy Loss with CHP

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Dec 20

Flipping on a light switch takes less than a second—but have you ever thought about what it took for that energy to make its way to you? Electricity is something many of us take for granted, but when that energy is created by a traditional central power plant and sent over a network, some of that power is lost before it can reach its destination. In this blog, we will uncover the facts behind the energy loss that occurs when power plants transmit and distribute electricity, and why an onsite combined heat and power (CHP) system is more energy efficient.

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Topics: CHP, Blog, energy efficiency

Combat Increased Energy Prices with CHP

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Dec 2

Over the past few months, the price of energy sources such as natural gas, coal and oil has skyrocketed, taking electricity costs along for the ride. Your facility may already be feeling the effects—but as the cold winter approaches, the added costs could become even worse. Luckily, implementing a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system can help you reduce some of the impact of increased energy prices through improved operational efficiency.

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Topics: Blog

Don’t Lose Sight of New York City’s Local Law 97

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Nov 17

Improve Your NY Facility by 2024 or Face Fines: We Can Help

A lot has happened in the two years since Local Law 97 (LL97) was enacted in the city of New York, so it stands to reason that some may have lost sight of the looming law set to take place in 2024 that will limit emissions from the city’s largest buildings in an effort to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Not to fear. If you’re a building owner that has not yet made facility improvements, you still have time to act—and we can help. In addition to ensuring you gain compliance with LL97, we can also lower your energy costs with our array of on-site energy solutions. Let’s dive into New York City’s Local Law 97 and the ways we can help you go (and save) green.

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Topics: Blog

CHP: Part of the Green Energy Solution

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Nov 3

When considering green energy, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Most people might say renewable sources such as wind and solar; not a system that runs on natural gas. But that’s what makes Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unique—despite its source, the U.S. Department of Energy recognizes it as part of the green energy solution that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to your facility’s sustainability goals. In this blog, we’ll explain how.

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Topics: CHP, Blog, energy efficiency

Using CHP to Lower Costs Amid Low Occupancy at Senior Living Homes

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Feb 17

Senior living homes saw a steady occupancy decline in 2020. To compensate, facilities have had to find ways to cut costs, without sacrificing the quality of life standards for their tenants. As census numbers continue to decline in 2021, facilities are being forced to tighten their purse strings even further—and we can help. Through this blog, we’ll explain how Combined Heat and Power (CHP) can provide cost-savings during periods of low occupancy at senior living homes.

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Topics: LL84, NYC Benchmarking Law, benchmarking, building grades, Blog

Make Energy Savings a Top Goal for 2021

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Jan 6

Believe it or not, 2020 has come to an end, and it’s time to start working toward your New Year’s resolutions for 2021. If energy efficiency isn’t topping your business’ list already, it could be a smart and cost-effective option to consider. We’ll explain how you can make energy savings a top goal for 2021, and how we can help.

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Topics: Blog

Natural Disaster CHP: Disaster Response Power

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Dec 10
The year 2020 saw its fair share of severe weather : 31 tropical or subtropical cyclones, 29 named storms and 12 hurricanes, to be exact. Closer to home, a damaging October storm ravaged Massachusetts, leaving a 320-mile-long damage path and more than 200,000 without power. We know a thing or two about weathering storms; as providers of natural disaster CHP technology, we help to keep the lights on even during a storm’s wake. Being as reliable as it is, some may refer to cogeneration as disaster response power. Here, we’ll look at some recent weather events and the industries that benefit from the resiliency of CHP technology.

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Topics: Blog

Why Natural Gas Is Good

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Nov 16

Each month, we take care in selecting a timely news topic or relevant service offering to blog about. We especially enjoy when those two paths intersect, as is the case this month and in this blog topic: why natural gas is good.

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Topics: Blog

Microgrids: The Alternative to Aging Grids and Blackouts

Posted by Dalkia Aegis on Oct 13

Blackouts and fires are crippling California.

So far this year, state wildfires have burned 3.1 million acres, killed 12 people and destroyed nearly 4,000 structures. Six of the top 20 largest wildfires in California history have occurred this year alone, worsening the tough strain facing the state’s power infrastructure.

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Topics: Blog