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CHPSA Combined Heat & Power (CHP), Co-generation Switchgear & Control Systems

Cogeneration CHP Switchgear Systems Power Smart Controls & Switchgear Equipment


Cogeneration CHP Switchgear Systems
Power Solution Information

Combined Heat and Power (CHP, Cogeneration) microgrids increase Energy Efficiency and Reliability. They also allow our customers to generate heat and power on-site. Addition of heat recovery increases typical electrical output efficiencies in the range of 30% to 42% to the overall CHP system efficiency of up to 83%.

Natural gas, biogas, bi-fuel or diesel driven generator sets can be combined with APT EnerStore Battery Storage Systems. APT Grid Isolation CO-gen Island Support Generators, solar panels and other renewable sources of power can also be combined. As a result, this creates sustainable and ultra-reliable microgrids to meet specific customer needs or objectives. APT Automatic Paralleling and Load Transfer switchgear controls and protects natural gas, bio-gas, bi-fuel, diesel, energy storage and renewables driven generation.

APT Grid Isolation CO-gen Island Support Generators offer the following benefits when added to our cogeneration CHP switchgear systems:

  • Establish isolated co-gen microgrid system while maintaining the utility grid as one of the power sources
  • Eliminate the lengthy process and significant cost of the Utility Interconnection
  • Stabilize gas driven generators’ frequency, when operating in the island mode, separated from the utility grid
  • Improve gas driven generators’ transient response and black start capability, when operating in the island mode, separated from the utility grid
  • Seamless and bumpless closed transition load transfer between the co-gen microgrid and the utility grid
  • Eliminate nuisance tripping of cogeneration system due to the utility faults, utility voltage fluctuations, and upstream reclosing operations
  • Complete galvanic isolation of the co-gen microgrid load from the power source. This prevents any over-voltages and surges on the utility side from damaging loads connected to the co-gen microgrid side of the system

CHPSA Cogeneration CHP Switchgear Systems Controller Interfaces

Modern natural gas and biogas engines are designed to optimize the fuel efficiency and emissions compliance. This comes at a cost of poor transient response when operated separately from the utility grid. This makes most of these units ineffective when black start capability or island operation is required. APT Grid Isolation Co-gen Island Support Generators and APT EnerStore Battery Storage Systems allow for the high-efficiency natural gas and biogas-powered engine-generators to be used for island and black start operation.

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Advanced Power Technologies (APT) offers a full range of:

  • Intelligent power distribution systems
  • Low and medium voltage switchgear
  • Walk-in equipment buildings
  • And more!

We design and build our products in-house, based on how you would like it to be. APT has many different options to create the best and reliable switchgear for your power system.

APT will provide a comprehensive system commissioning and integration once we install our equipment. We will continue our ongoing support during the lifetime of the installation, including:

  • Field service upgrades
  • Retrofits