Washington Business Journal
Environmental impact is among the global benefits of CHP. By sourcing power from a blended energy portfolio, that includes CHP, developers and building owners and operators are actively decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing fuel efficiencies and saving money. According to Julian Varo, senior sales engineer at Washington Gas, grid electricity transports 30 to 35 percent of useful energy to customers due to transmission generation and line loss, while electricity generated from natural gas directly on-site transports 93 to 95 percent of useful energy. With higher useful energy, customers utilizing CHP will benefit from lower operating costs and reduced GHG emissions.