Grand River Hospital: Cogeneration While the work isn't as pretty, the process of determining if a cogeneration system is environmentally and economically feasible for a project requires a lot of detailed analysis. Cogeneration is the process of producing power on-site and using all the heat that a central power plant would waste. This type of system potentially can provide significantly higher overall efficiencies that the power provided by your local utility.
Years worth of electricity and heating fuel data is required to properly determine the anticipated hourly operation of a cogeneration system. Calibration and correlation of numerous on-site measurements are required to ensure calculations are made with the highest possible accuracy. This type of problem can't be done with an out-of-the-box type program - we need to provide a completely customized analysis for the exact building and system. This type of project requires a high capital cost, but can yield even higher net savings. With this amount of risk - the best possible analysis is required.