Small-scale CHP systems are increasingly being incorporated into microgrid designs due to their operattonal flexibility, ability to baseload, high efficiency, and reliability. Microturbine-based CHP systems have beein installed in several high profile microgrids in recent years, such as a building-scale microgrid at a data center in Minnesota. A 600kW microturbine CCHP system provides power, hot water and chilled water 24/7/365 and is the backbone of a complex energy system also comprised of solar PV, small wind, energy storage and backup. This presentation will cover a brief explanation of microturbine technology and will discuss the lessons learned during this multi-year project.
Justin Rathke, Vergent Power Solutions#MicrogridConference#ConferenceProceeding#2017#CHP#EnergyEfficiency#Reliability