Alcor Energy designs, installs, and operates Combined Heat and Power (CHP) and Distributed Generating systems (DG), providing its customers with clean, green, and reliable power. Alcor's remotely operated CHP on-site power systems are located at our customer's facilities and can be operated in tandem with the grid. Alcor can configure its systems to meet all of its customers' energy needs or to "peak shave" by only supplying power when it is most expensive for customers to purchase from their local utility.
With no capital required from our customers, Alcor Energy is able to offer redundant power, grid independence, and significant savings on utility bills.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP), also referred to as cogeneration, is a form of distributed generation that involves the production of electricity and thermal energy from a single system at the point of consumption.
In conventional generation, approximately two-thirds of the useful energy is lost up the smoke stack as waste heat. The remaining one-third is sent to the grid as electricity where up to an additional 10% is lost during transmission. By capturing and utilizing the waste heat at the point of generation, CHP systems can significantly reduce a customer's utility spend and their greenhouse gas emissions. In Alcor's CHP systems, waste heat is captured and used for steam, hot water, space heating, space cooling, and/or dehumidification.
CHP systems have been used for years in many of the largest industrial facilities in the U.S. and have proven to be efficient and highly reliable. This not only leads to greater energy security for Alcor's customers but also helps to reduce our nation's dependence on imported sources of fuel. Energy efficiency and energy security are the primary reasons that the Department of Energy and the EPA are heavily invested in the promoting the adoption of CHP.
CHP systems can be implemented in a wide variety of settings. Key requirements are long operating hours and coincident thermal and electric loads. Many industrial, institutional, and commercial operations have sufficient electrical and thermal loads to support CHP systems. Customers that produce methane, stranded gas, or other "opportunity" fuels from their processes are ideal candidates for our systems.
Alcor's solutions enable its customers to lower their energy bills and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Because Alcor owns and operates the installed CHP generating equipment, there is no need for its customers to fund the system's development.
Alcor's customers, as fiscally and socially responsible organizations, will not only improve their bottom lines but will help to ensure the health and welfare of their communities as well as future generations. – less–ZoomInfo