Central energy plants can take many forms, from a small boiler, chiller general arrangement to a fully fitted 30,000-ton chilled water plant with a 3 million gallon ice storage tank and balance of systems. The primary benefits of central utility plants, compared with smaller local systems, are reduced operating costs, better manageability, less downtime, and easier maintenance and servicing.
Each of these ingredients in a central plant play key roles in energy (and cost) savings, and any one of them could be a financial boon for your company, and an environmental one for the world. Thermal storage systems generate chilled water or ice overnight for next-day use; this helps save on electrical consumption and cost as usage is less during off-peak hours.
Meanwhile, cogeneration simultaneously powers the production of heat and power, benefiting facilities in need of year-round electricity and heating. SImple cycle or a cogeneration system is a smart choice for owners in need of an on-site generator, which — like thermal storage — has the ability to reduce the installed capacity of central boiler plants.
Each of these systems can highly benefit commercial and manufacturing plants, making energy use easily prioritized. For companies looking to maximize efficiency, energy use, and revenue, FESCO simplifies the contracting, installation, and management of modernized energy systems.
Working with FESCO and setting up a Central Plant opens doors to:
- the reduction of costs and emissions.
- the ability to secure grant and rebate money.
- hedging against energy risks (both fiscally and operationally).
- more soundly meeting your economic and sustainability goals.