February 2015 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power Partnership has recognized Horizon Power Systems for its achievement in reducing thousands of metric tons of carbon pollution with combined heat and power (CHP).
The Partnership cited that in 2014, a CHP system installed by Horizon Power Systems resulted in an estimated 3,530 metric tons of avoided carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources. Additionally, the project avoided emissions of more than 541 metric tons, equal to those from the generation of electricity used annually by 74 homes.
CHP is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heat. Through the utilization of heat that is wasted during electricity production, CHP applications can achieve overall efficiencies in excess of 80 percent, which is far better than the electrical efficiency of the national utility grid.
“As the demand for clean-and-green energy continues to grow, highly reliable Capstone microturbines are gaining adoption for onsite CHP because they offer better fuel efficiency and environmental benefits than utility power and boiler heating,” said Sam Henry, Horizon Power Systems President. “We are proud to be recognized for this achievement and our role in the reduction of greenhouse gases across the nation.”
About EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership
EPA established the CHP Partnership in 2001 to encourage cost-effective CHP projects in the United States. The Partnership is a voluntary program that promotes high-efficiency CHP technology to reduce the environmental impact of power generation.