Is CHP a new and upcoming technology?

No, CHP has been around for many years. It is proven to help reduce electricity costs and increase energy reliability.


Does CHP increase Green House Gas (GHG) emissions by burning more natural gas compared to a non-CHP site?

According to a study conducted by ICI International and quoted by Tridel with Toronto & Region Conservation in 2006, “even though adding cogeneration to a building increases the overall volume of Natural Gas consumed by approximately 70%, overall emissions from the system as a whole are reduced.” This study is based on Ontario’s fuel mix at the time, which contained 19% coal.


What is a CHP system and how is it energy-efficient?

CHP generates electricity and heat simultaneously. By utilizing the combustion heat from reciprocating engines or gas turbines, useful steam or hot water can be generated in a heat exchanger and used in many applications. As a result, the overall efficiency of CHP systems can reach up to 90%, making CHP one of the most energy-efficient methods of on-site power generation

What are the key benefits of a CHP system?

CHP has economic and environmental benefits. On one hand, CHP helps reduce electricity costs and heat generation costs through its efficiency of up to 90% (versus traditional systems produce electricity only that can only be as efficient as 40% to 50%). On the other hand, CHP offers a reliable energy source for critical requirements, replacing the need for emergency backup. In all cases CHP has the added benefit of significantly reducing Green House Gas (GHG) emissions.

What is the estimated lifecycle for CHP?

The estimated lifecycle for a CHP system is 30 years. Depending on the equipment providers, CHP system will have major overhaul refurbishment every 60,000 or 80,000 operating hours.

I’m interested in exploring my company’s potential benefit from CHP. What is the cost of the energy consultation and initial assessment?

Abundant Energy Solutions Ltd. provides an initial site assessment and consultation free of charge.


What are the services that Abundant can cover for such a project?

As a turn-key developer, Abundant Energy Solutions manages all aspects of the development including design, engineering, procurement, and construction, as well as post-completion services including asset management and Operating & Maintenance. That way you enjoy the reliable energy supply at discounted rate without the need to be involved in day-to-day operations of the CHP system.

Background about Energy Market

Who are the ideal CHP customers?

CHP systems are used in industrial and manufacturing facilities; food processing; pharmaceutical companies; hospitals; universities; and multi-residential buildings.

How much demand is there for CHP systems? Is there a viable market for this technology?

The CHP market was estimated to be $20.6 Billion USD in 2018 and is expected to reach $27 Billion USD by 2023. It will remain in high demand in regions where increasing utility bills are fueling this growth across Canada and the world.

Are there CHP regulations in Ontario? If yes, will my company be responsible for obtaining all the approvals?

The CHP technology is regulated under the Ontario regulation O. Reg. 116/019 (Electricity Projects). However, your company will not be required to seek the necessary approvals. Abundant professionals have been in the renewable energy market for several decades and are conversant with the existing regulatory framework, aware of changes in the pipeline, able to obtain all required permits and approvals for CHP development.

Can my company reduce Global Adjustment (GA) if we engage with CHP?

Yes. Using energy generated from CHP will reduce your facility’s electricity consumption from the grid all the time including peak period, which can significantly reduce your GA costs as well as your demand charges.

What will the May 1st,2020 freeze on a portion of the Global Adjustment mean for my hydro bill?

The emergency order issued by the Government of Ontario defers a portion of the Global Adjustment (GA) charges for industrial and commercial electricity consumers starting from April 2020. Ontario's GA has cost electricity consumers $3.4 billion just in the first three months of 2020. The deferred fees will be added to future bills once the emergency order ends.


Do I have a say in where the system is placed?

Yes, as our client you will work with our engineering and design team to identify the system location that will suit your company’s needs and is economical.

Is the system connected in front or behind the meter?

The system is connected behind the client’s meter so that your operation remains connected to the grid at all times while the CHP system runs efficiently. As a result, CHP enhances the reliability of your energy supply.


I am interested in Abundant’s free initial assessment. Where do I begin?

Please contact us on or 1-888-851-6676. We’d be happy to start a conversation!


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