Feasibility studies are essential when considering a new or replacement combined heat and power (CHP) installation, as there are so many variables that need to be considered.
NIFES have carried out numerous studies as well as successfully designed many CHP installations throughout the UK, this means that our studies are reliable and well considered, not just technically, but also practically and commercially.
NIFES have experience of gas fired and biofuel CHP using engines and turbine prime movers as well as steam turbine based CHP.
The feasibility study will therefore assess the options that are available to an organisation including the technical aspects of location and physical connection to the site, as well as the commercial considerations, such as capital costs, savings and payback periods.
In addition to this, there is also a requirement to consider other benefits that may be gained through a new CHP installation, such as the benefits of CHPQA.
Dependant on the option considered, NIFES reports introduce and describe the technologies that are available for the site and consider what is suitable to match the site loads, looking in detail at how they would interface with the site and the commercial benefits of the options. In addition to this, we will also consider planning, procurement and contractual options including the operation and maintenance of the system.
The results of which are produced in a report along with an indicative estimate of the likely savings and costs of the installation, based on proven, available systems.
If the project is viable and investment is considered, then following the feasibility study, NIFES can support the planning process, then design, specify and project manage the installation to completion.